First Mass today in Notre-Dame, exactly two months after the fire that devastated the cathedral. The function for some religious, all consistently equipped with a construction helmet. In celebration of the Archbishop of Paris, Monsignor Michel Aupetit.
None of the faithful can attend Mass, which takes place at 6 pm and is televised live by the Catholic broadcaster KTO. There will be about thirty people, half-priests, including the rector of Notre-Dame, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, as well as some canons, volunteers, local people, and employees of the Paris Diocese. No choir, only a singer.
If helmets are needed at the entrance, the priests, as far as we know, intend to keep the mass in liturgical clothing. The event takes place in a chapel, which is spared by the flames, in the back of the church. The rest of the cathedral is uncertain and waiting for stabilization. Disappointment among the faithful after it was assumed that they had access to the faithful on the promenade in front of the cathedral, which had been closed to the public for two months, in order to at least participate in the vespers from the outside. The big place remains closed and the vespers are not celebrated.
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