Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has held its first Mass since the disastrous fire two months ago. Around 30 people wearing hard hats were allowed inside the building. Others were able to watch a broadcast on a Catholic TV channel.
More than two months after the devastating fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, reconstruction details remain unclear. The French National Assembly has the issue on its agenda again.
The Mass comes as pledges from billionaires to fund restoration of the cathedral have failed to materialize. Instead, it's mainly been small donations filling the church's coffers.
Authorities suspect that faulty wiring or a burning cigarette may have caused the devastating blaze, but they cannot say with certainty. Still, they are confident that the fire was not intentionally lit.
The French government has passed a law regulating the restoration of the Paris cathedral. It called for work to be completed swiftly while preserving the building's French-Gothic appearance as it was before the fire.
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