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Sainte-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile church in Paris, France.

Paris archbishop opens canonical proceedings against parish over maskless Masses

Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s decision was made public the day after Paris police opened an investigation into the parish. Read more

The Palais Bourbon, the seat of the National Assembly, in Paris.

French archbishop criticizes push to pass bioethics law amid pandemic

The archbishop of Paris has criticized the French parliament’s decision to debate a controversial bioethics bill which would increase access to... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

One year after the fire, a French priest's tribute to Notre-Dame

For Fr. Pierre Amar, Notre-Dame de Paris has always been a masterpiece, “the very example of supreme beauty,” but now... Read more

Travellers at an airport in Chengdu, China wear masks to prevent infection from coronavirus.

French priest hospitalized with coronavirus

A priest has been hospitalized in Paris after testing positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus Feb. 28.  Read more

Repair scaffolding on Notre-Dame de Paris, November 2019.

Parts of Notre-Dame plaza, crypt expected to reopen this spring

French officials are hopeful that parts of the plaza of Notre-Dame de Paris, as well as the church’s crypt, will... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

Architect calls for Notre-Dame's roof to be rebuilt of wood

A leading architect in France has urged that the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris be reconstructed out of wood, for... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris shortly after a fire damaged parts of the roof and structure.

Notre-Dame still at risk of destruction, says rector

This year Christmas Mass was not celebrated at Notre-Dame de Paris for the first time since the French First Republic,... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

Europe heatwave could damage Notre-Dame, architect warns

Almost four months after a fire destroyed the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris, officials are concerned that the building is... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

French lawmakers pass bill on Notre-Dame; new report says cathedral nearly collapsed during fire

France’s Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill on the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral— three months after a fire destroyed the... Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris greets fellow clerics after the June 15, 2019 Mass in Notre-Dame de Paris' Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs chapel.

Paris archbishop at Mass: Notre-Dame exists to be a place of worship

During Saturday's Mass in a side chapel of Notre-Dame de Paris, the cathedral's first since its April fire, Archbishop Michel... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

Notre-Dame's first Mass since fire to be said Saturday

The first Mass in Notre-Dame de Paris since the cathedral's April fire will be said Saturday evening in a side... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

French Senate stipulates that Notre-Dame be rebuilt as it was

The French Senate on Monday passed a bill on the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris, the city's cathedral, adding a... Read more

People kneel on the pavement as they pray outside watching flames engulf Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Wooden church- an 'ephemeral cathedral' could go up as Notre-Dame is restored

After a massive fire gutted the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris April 15, the cathedral’s rector says a temporary wooden... Read more

Debris inside Notre-Dame de Paris, April 16, 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital.

'Mary, dry our tears': French priests respond to Notre-Dame blaze

Father Pierre Amar was praying in Notre-Dame de Paris at 5 p.m. Monday evening to prepare spiritually for the Easter... Read more

People kneel on the pavement as they pray outside watching flames engulf Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Eyewitnesses reflect on the Notre Dame fire

As the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris burned Monday evening, young Frenchwoman Julie Brocas wandered the streets of the city... Read more

Pope Francis walks in St. Peter's Square Sept. 12, 2018.

Pope Francis joins Paris in sorrow after Notre-Dame fire

Pope Francis Tuesday expressed his unity with the people of France following a major blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris,... Read more

Firefighters respond to a major fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Structure of Notre-Dame saved after major fire

Shortly after midnight Tuesday, firefighters said the main structure of Notre-Dame de Paris, the city's cathedral, had been preserved from... Read more

Firefighters douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Paris archbishop, Holy See call for prayer as Notre-Dame burns

Both the Holy See and the Archbishop of Paris have encouraged prayer while firefighters in the French capital battle a... Read more