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These carpenters show off medieval techniques for building Notre Dame’s new roof

Artisanal carpenters demonstrate how the cathedral's roof was first put together centuries ago — and how it can be done once again.

Notre-Dame crypt reopens with exhibition on cathedral’s turbulent history

A return to normality 18 months after a fire destroyed the building’s roof and steeple

Notre Dame’s massive pipe organ to undergo 4-year-long cleaning

The team is hopeful that the pipe organ will play again in 2024.

Notre Dame will be restored to exactly the way it was before fire, says French government

President Emmanuel Macron had previously invited architects to come up with proposals for a “contemporary” touch to the cathedral.

Children bring hope to Notre Dame cathedral with memorable artwork

Aleteia was present for the inauguration of an impressive art exhibition, as well as the blessing of the statue of the Virgin of Paris at Notre Dame Cathedral.

Notre Dame reconstruction effort resumes after pause for pandemic

The work will commence with smaller teams and will continue through the summer months.

‘Catch the Spirit’ with the Notre Dame Folk Choir

The principal liturgical choir of the University of Notre Dame releases its new album early, after postponing all performances.

A year after the Notre Dame fire, its bells ring in support of health care workers

The bells usually only sound during special religious occasions. They rang on Wednesday, a year after the great cathedral was nearly destroyed in a fire.

Notre-Dame of Paris to broadcast Good Friday meditation with Crown of Thorns

Live-stream will unite world’s pandemic suffering with Passion of Christ in church that burned one year ago.

Survival of the bees of Notre Dame Cathedral seen as “almost miraculous”

The 30,000-45,000 bees on Notre Dame's roof were near the fire, where temperatures reached 1,470 degrees Fahrenheit.

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