Notre Dame Cathedral will not celebrate Christmas this year, according tomedia reports, and notsores in Paris, the bishop of Notre Dame, patrick Shaw, said it was the first time the church had not had a midnight mass since the French Revolution in 1789.
“The cathedral is 855 years old, and she’s an old lady,” said Patrick Shaw, the bishop of Notre Dame. Although Notre Dame cathedrals have been celebrating Christmas since the French Revolution, keeping christmas at midnight, even during World War II, this year may not be possible. “
It is reported that in April this year, the roof and spire of Notre Dame were destroyed by the fire, the repair works are still under way. So this year’s Christmas celebrationwas was moved to another Gothic building in Paris, the Church of Saint-Germain, less than 2km from Notre Dame Cathedral.
It is understood that earlier in the French President Macron’s visit to China, the two sides reached a series of cooperation agreements, including the State Administration of Cultural Relics and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, China will send cultural relics experts to help repair Notre Dame Cathedral.
According to the cooperation agreement between the two sides, China and France will determine the theme, mode and Chinese expert selection of Notre Dame conservation and restoration cooperation in 2020, and select Chinese experts and French teams to participate in the site restoration work as soon as possible.