Notre Dame: 15 or 20 years for restoration

The rector of Notre Dame said Friday that the burned-out Paris cathedral and its esplanade could remain a building site for another “15 or 20 years.”

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April 2, 2021 - 10:59 AM

On June 10, 2020, the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral is under repair after it was badly damaged by fire on April 15, 2019. (Panoramic/Zuma Press/TNS) * Europe Rights OUT *

PARIS (AP) — The rector of Notre Dame said Friday that the burned-out Paris cathedral and its esplanade could remain a building site for another “15 or 20 years.”

Rector Patrick Chauvet spoke to The Associated Press following Good Friday ceremonies, including venerating the “Crown of Thorns” at Notre Dame’s temporary liturgical base, the nearby church of Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois.

He added that: “I can guarantee that there’s work to do!”

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