Though the Cathedral’s roof will definitely have to be re-built, other areas of the church, including the sanctuary. Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford remarked to the Trib that while the floor of the sanctuary had flooded with several inches of water, the actual alter (sic) experienced no damage at all.Blessed Sacrament was saved and the organ is safe via Twitter reports.
Another Church official said that holy sacristy (sic) [Ed. the writer meant the Blessed Sacrament] at the cathedral was removed. It was also reported that the rectory, which contained marriage and birth records from the 1800s, had been evacuated, but also saw no damage from the fire.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Update on Chicago Cathedral Fire
~from College News. Grrrr on the spelling errors....alter? sacristy?