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Notre-Dame marks Good Friday one year after devastating blaze

Paris, France | AFP | The Archbishop of Paris led a small prayer ceremony Friday at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, marking the start of the Catholic Easter weekend one year after a fire that nearly destroyed the world heritage monument. “There is still life here,” Archbishop Michel Aupetit said after he …

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Rich vs poor: Donations row shatters French unity over Notre-Dame

Paris, France | AFP | France’s culture minister pleaded Thursday for an end to the controversy over the 850 million euros (950 million dollars) pledged to restore Notre-Dame cathedral, which critics have suggested would be better spent on the poor. Some of France’s biggest companies and billionaires, including luxury goods …

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Can Notre-Dame be restored in just five years?

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to complete a painstaking renovation of Notre-Dame within five years after the historic cathedral suffered a monstrous fire that destroyed its spire and roof. But will France be able to muster the necessary workers and materials to meet the challenge? …

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