Holy Name Cathedral

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Fire Will Shut Chicago Cathedral for Months

134-year-old landmark suffered major water damage in today's fire

(Newser) - Chicago’s historic Holy Name Cathedral has gaping holes in its roof as a result of this morning’s fire, and suffered significant water damage, the Sun-Times reports. With the fire extinguished, crews started pumping water out of the 134-year-old Gothic revival structure. Priests and nuns who were inside escaped... More »

Crews Battle Blaze at Landmark Chicago Cathedral

Those inside escaped without injury

(Newser) - Firefighters battled an early morning blaze in frigid temperatures today day at Holy Name Cathedral, a 134-year-old Chicago landmark and the seat of Cardinal Francis George. Flames shot through the church's roof for about an hour before they were replaced by plumes of white smoke. The fire appeared to have... More »

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