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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:52 AM

Worshippers in hard hats to attend Notre-Dame's first mass since fire

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Source: Reuters

JUNE 15, 2019 / 3:18 AM / UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO

PARIS (Reuters) - A small congregation wearing hard hats will attend mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday, the first service to be held since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago.

Church leaders are keen to show life goes on at the cathedral as donations to help rebuild it trickle in. Less than 10% of the 850 million euros pledged by billionaires, business leaders and others has been received so far, the French government said.

Saturday’s mass, which commemorates the cathedral’s consecration as a place of worship, is due to be held at 1600 GMT in a side-chapel, with attendance limited to about 30 people who will wear the protective headgear for safety reasons.

“It is a nice symbol. A very small group of people will attend and one can understand why as there are still major safety issues,” Culture Minister Franck Riester told Europe 1 radio.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-notre-dame-mass/worshippers-in-hard-hats-to-attend-notre-dames-first-mass-since-fire-idUSKCN1TG07B





It's coming along . . . meanwhile 90% of the restoration funds released so far have come from the US

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