When my sister suggested we take a day trip to Paris during last year's Europe trip, I told her we would go to Notre Dame. She didn't want to go, but I insisted. And it was beautiful. Breathtaking. There's just no way pictures could capture it. It's not just the building. It's seen so much history and faith. It housed great art, as well as some of the greatest treasures of the French people.
And now this. I feel so privileged to have gotten the chance to see it in person. I'm crying. To the people of Paris and France, the followers of the Catholic Church, and the lovers of great art and architecture everywhere, I am so sorry.