Just days ago, the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, one of the great cathedrals of the world, burned. It burned during Holy Week,Β  the most sacred week of the Christian calendar.

How did the Associated Press cover this? Feast your eyes on this headline.

According to the Associated Press, supposedly the most trusted source of news in the world, it is headline news that this tourist site is also a place of worship.

Reactions were swift.

The headline makes no reference to Christianity, Catholicism, or even the word “cathedral,” but…

We wish it were satire.

While Notre Dame is undoubtedly visited by millions, it is a cathedral first. It is a place to worship Jesus, and has been since 1345. To demean it as merely a tourist site is just insulting.