- Associated Press
- Sep 9, 2020
On quiet days at the Tour de France, when even the commentators on French TV talk about the boredom of flat, long, meandering stages where not much happens until the sprint finish, there’s always another star that comes to the fore: France and its magnificent monuments.
Legislation outlining the specifics of Notre Dame’s restoration continues to make its way through the French legislature.
The archbishop of Paris wore a hard hat as he celebrated the first Mass in Notre Dame Cathedral since a huge blaze devastated the landmark building in April.
The Notre Dame cathedral is holding its first Mass since the April fire that ravaged the edifice’s roof and caused its masterpiece spire to collapse.
The billionaire French donors who publicly promised flashy donations totaling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to church and business officials.
The French Senate passed new legislation stipulating that Notre Dame be rebuilt to its last known condition.