Notre-Dame cathedral will organize a small Good Friday service as part of the coronavirus lock in France

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On Easter Sunday, when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ, Aupetit will hold a mass in the Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois church near the Louvre museum in the heart of Paris, with around 20 people.

Last year, hundreds of Parisians gathered for Easter Sunday mass at Saint-Eustache church in central Paris and prayed for the fast food of Notre-Dame after the fire that ravaged it a few days earlier, April 15.

The fire destroyed the roof of the medieval cathedral, knocked down the spire and almost knocked down the main bell towers and exterior walls before the firefighters overpowered it.

President Emmanuel Macron has set a five-year goal for the restoration of Notre-Dame, one of the main European monuments.

(This story corrects the title and the first paragraph to clarify that the Friday service will not be a mass)

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