Press Releases

November 2019

November 15, 2019 - Statement from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Following the 2019 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Fall General Assembly

November 12, 2019 - "The Word Was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us": Archdiocese of St. Louis Offers Advent Faith-Formation Oportunity

October 2019

October 29, 2019 - Media Alert: Archbishop Robert J. Carlson to Offer Blessing for Border Mass Pilgrims

September 2019

September 13, 2019 - Statement from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and the Archdiocese of St. Louis Regarding Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s Report on Clergy Abuse in the State of Missouri

September 10, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Urges Parishes to Participate in Weekend Mass Collections for Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

August 2019

August 5, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Offers Prayers, Support for Victims of Terror in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

July 2019

July 26, 2019 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Releases List of Clergy with Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

June 2019

June 29, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Has Submitted Letter of Retirement to Pope Francis 

May 2019

May 24, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Commends Governor Mike Parson for Signing the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act”

May 23, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Offers Prayers, Support for Storm Victims

May 17, 2019 - Archbishop Robert Carlson's Response to the Passage of House Bill 126: Missouri Stands for the Unborn 

May 9, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Statement on Pope Francis' New Mandate on Reporting Abuse

May 6, 2019 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Hires New High School Superintendent, Dr. Todd Sweda

April 2019

April 15, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Statement on Notre Dame Cathedral Fire, Update on Basilica of St. Louis, King of France (Old Cathedral)

 

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Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Statement on Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Statement on Notre Dame Cathedral Fire


ST. LOUIS – The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, is deeply saddened by today’s devastating fire that has engulfed the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Archbishop Carlson and the Archdiocese of St. Louis share in the world’s prayers for Archbishop Michel Christian Alain Aupetit and the faithful of Paris.

“The Archdiocese of St. Louis joins the world community in offering prayers for the people of France. The influence of the French faithful on the St. Louis community is well known. Our own Basilica of St. Louis, King of France is representative of that historical link we have with the French community. Our hearts are with the firefighters and with the caretakers of the magnificent Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. We ask for the intercession of Mary, Mother of God and look to the promise of Easter hope and new life in the midst of this difficult loss."
 - Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson Archbishop of St. Louis

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is currently working to repair the damage done to the Old Cathedral by this weekend’s storms. Work on a permanent underlayment for a new roof began today. The plaster ceiling which represents the recent reconstruction that was done on the Old Cathedral is being inspected for further damage. All services at the Cathedral are cancelled until the safety of the ceiling is secured. The Archdiocese is working with the National Park Service to ensure a replacement roof that respects the historical architecture of the Cathedral.

If you have any questions please direct them to Peter Frangie, Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Planning peterfrangie@archstl.org.