Notre Dame Cathedral fire brings flashbacks for some First Presbyterian Church of Girard members

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The Girard church, similar to the Notre Dame Cathedral, was a historic landmark that burned down. 

The wounds that had been hidden away since the Girard church fire in July of 2018 have now come back to light because of a similar tragedy.

For more than 125 years, the First Presbyterian Church was a staple for the Girard community.

Pastor of that church, Nicola Vitiello, says memories of the Girard church came back to him when he heard about the Notre Dame Cathedral fire on Monday.

“Yesterday was a painful reminder. Seeing that, I’m sure for many in the congregation, seeing that footage was a very painful reminder.”

The Girard church is still in the midst of working with a contractor to finalize floor plans for the rebuilding of the church.

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