- Oct 30, 2020
Several stones fell from the vaulted ceiling of fire-ravaged Notre Dame after last month’s European heat wave, a French official said Wednesday, urging renewed stabilization efforts to prevent further damage to the iconic Paris cathedral.
Polish officials joined war veterans on Sunday to pay tribute to a World War II-era underground force that allegedly collaborated with Nazi German forces toward the end of the war in their battle against the Communists, who were imposing control on the nation.
Paris authorities shut down streets surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral to decontaminate them Tuesday, after high levels of lead were registered in the area following the April blaze that damaged the landmark.
Despite his hardline anti-immigrant policies, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has denied there’s any conflict between himself and Pope Francis and said meeting the pontiff would be a “great honor.”
Paris regional authorities say decontamination and cleanup work at Notre Dame cathedral will resume on Aug. 19 after new equipment and stricter safety procedures ensure workers are not exposed to unsafe levels of lead.
Workers in full protective gear began Thursday to decontaminate some Paris schools tested with unsafe levels of lead following the blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, as part of efforts to protect children from risks of lead poisoning.