There is only a 50-50 chance Notre Dame can be saved


Notre Dame Cathedral is in danger of becoming a total loss.

Monsignor Patrick Chauvet said there is only a 50-50 chance that the structure can be saved.

The rector is also heartbroken that they couldn’t say Mass in the church because of all the lead in the building. It’s the first time since the French Revolution that they haven’t said Mass on Christmas.

The church is very fragile after the April fire.

Usually, they get two million visitors on Christmas for the Mass. Now visitors could only look at the church from behind structures built to keep people away.

It seems there are 50,000 tubes of scaffolding crisscrossed the back of the edifice at the time of the fire, and some were damaged. Removing them without causing further problems is one of the toughest parts of the cleanup effort.

“We need to remove completely the scaffolding in order to make the building safe, so in 2021 we will probably start the restoration of the cathedral,” Chauvet said. “Once the scaffolding is removed we need to assess the state of the cathedral, the quantity of stones to be removed and replaced.”

Chauvet estimated it would take another three years after that to make it safe enough for people to re-enter the cathedral, but that the full restoration will take longer — if it can be restored.




    • You are right from the standpoint that there really isn’t anything like accommodation with Islam. I just hope it doesn’t happen.

  1. What an incompetent and ignorant statement. “50-50”? If it was built then it’s 100% possible to rebuild it.
    Now if they said “we might not have enough money” that’s a different story.

  2. It’s the French.

    If they really wanted to fix the cathedral, they would do what everyone does when they want to get the job done – call in the Americans.

    It is another excuse to give in to Islam. And, in Europe, they are so afraid of the Muslims they don’t report all the damage to churches and Jewish Synagogues by Muslims – advancing on their 1400 year goal of taking over the world.

  3. imho the catholic church needs to pony up big. its their church and the vatican is one of the richest places on earth. i am embarrassed to be a catholic. quit crying poor mouth (fake) pope.

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