Notre Dame Cathedral: First Mass to be celebrated since April hearth


PARIS — The Notre Dame cathedral is holding its first Mass for the reason that April hearth that ravaged the edifice’s roof and triggered its masterpiece spire to break down.

Saturday’s mass on the Gothic constructing will probably be celebrated by Paris archbishop Michel Aupetit amid decreased attendance. For safety causes, solely about 30 folks – primarily monks, canons and church workers – will probably be admitted contained in the cathedral. Aupetit will probably be sporting a development employee’s helmet along with his miter.

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Notre Dame Cathedral: Earlier than and through the hearth

Worshippers will not be licensed within the cathedral however can watch the Mass on a Catholic TV station that’s broadcasting the service. Aupetit has additionally invited among the staff employed to rebuild the church.
French President Emmanuel Macron has set a purpose of rebuilding the cathedral in simply 5 years, which some specialists contemplate not possible to achieve.

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