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New Bells Toll in Paris

By Linda Tancs

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris recently attained 850 years in service.  A yearlong celebration, begun in December, includes two stamps issued by the national mail delivery service La Poste and a set of nine new bells for the towers–eight for the North Tower and one for the South Tower.  Named after saints, the new bells will harmonize with the older, main tenor bell named Emmanuel, considered to be one of the finest bells in Europe.  To preserve it for future generations, one of the new bells was cast as a second great bell to accompany Emmanuel in the South Tower.  The new bells will ring for the first time this weekend (Palm Sunday) to kick off Holy Week.

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