The iconic Paris landmark remains very “fragile” and might not be entirely saved, the rector of the Notre Dame Cathedral has said, adding that there’s a “50 percent chance” the still not removed scaffolding might collapse onto it.

Notre Dame, which was badly damaged by a devastating blaze this April, missed Christmas celebrations for the first time in over 200 years since the French Revolution.

Skipping one of the most important Christian holidays is surely a “heartache,” but the danger that persists over the church is even more worrisome, the rector of the Cathedral Monsignor Patrick Chauvet has said.



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