For First Time In 200 Years, There’ll Be No Christmas Mass At Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral

French officials have confirmed that Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris will miss its first Christmas mass since 1803 as workers continue to repair and rebuild the landmark eight months after a devastating fire. The cathedral’s press office said midnight mass would still be celebrated on Christmas Eve by rector Patrick Chauvet but it would be held at the nearby church of Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois. Notre-Dame, part of a UNESCO world heritage site on the banks of the River Seine, was ravaged by the April 15 blaze losing its gothic spire, roof and…

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