His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, joined on April 18, 2019, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York and other religious, business, and political leaders for a press conference in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as Cardinal Dolan announced “From Saint Patrick’s to Notre Dame,” a fundraising effort to help support the restoration and rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, severely damaged by fire this week.
Immediately preceding the press conference, during a meeting with the religious, business and political leaders present, Archbishop Demetrios conveyed the sentiments of support of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Further, in a symbolic gesture the Archbishop presented the Cardinal with a special icon of Panagia which the Cardinal accepted gratefully.
At the press conference, Cardinal Dolan said, “Almost from the very first moments we heard the awful news that Notre Dame was ablaze, New Yorkers of all faiths, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, reached out to me to express their sorrow at the devastation and ask how they could help… a way for people from New York and around the country to contribute in helping rebuild this magnificent house of faith and monument to western civilization. I am especially grateful to my good friends, including the leaders of other faiths, who have joined in support of this noble effort.”
Those who wish to support this effort can visit www.sptond.org