Rome Newsroom, Oct 28, 2020 / 11:00 am
Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris is expected to be classified as a protected historic monument by France's Minister of Culture.
The Catholic basilica, which is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is one of the most visited sites in Paris, and since August 1, 1885, has been home to perpetual Eucharistic adoration.
"The Sacré-Cœur is one of the symbols of Paris," Laurent Roturier, the director of France's cultural affairs office, said. "It has been the most-visited building in Paris since Notre-Dame has been in repair."
"But even more astonishing is that it is not protected as a historic monument. This is a sign of the slow recognition of 19th-century architecture," he added.