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Notre Dame Cathedral to Hold First Mass Since Devastating Fire

people look at the notre dame cathedral, currently under repair work
People look at the Notre Dame Cathedral, which was englufed a massive fire on April 16 in Paris on May 25, 2019. The 850-year-old Gothic architecture, one of the most famous landmarks, is currently under repair work. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

By    |   Friday, 14 June 2019 01:38 PM

Catholic worshippers will return to the fire-stricken Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris for a Mass this weekend, with one caveat: hard hats are required.

As ABC News reported, Saturday's Mass will mark the first time it has has been held at the site since a fire tore through the 850-year-old church in April. About 30 people will attend, including some media.

Saturday is the anniversary of the consecration of the historic church's altar, Time reported, for which there is a Mass every year in the main hall. That part of the church is still closed after the roof burned and collapsed, so the mass will take place in a side altar that was not damaged.

Still, there is enough risk involved that worshippers must wear hard hats.

Bishop Michel Christian Alain Aupetit, the archbishop of Paris, will celebrate the mass. The Diocese of Paris will broadcast it live.

Many relics were saved by heroic firefighters and priests as Notre Dame burned, including the crown of thorns worn by Jesus Christ the day he was crucified.

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Catholic worshippers will return to the fire-stricken Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris for a mass this weekend, with one caveat: hard hats are required.
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