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Who is the Archbishop of the Notre Dame Cathedral?

Who is the Archbishop of the Notre Dame Cathedral?

The cathedral was one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris (Michel Aupetit).

Who was the king when Notre Dame was renovated?

King Louis XIV, on the insistence of his father, Louis XIII, decided in 1699 to make extensive modifications to Notre-Dame. He tasked Robert de Cotte with the renovation.

Where was the Baptistery of Notre Dame located?

A baptistery, the Church of Saint-John-le-Rond, built about 452, was located on the north side of the west front of Notre-Dame until the work of Jacques-Germain Soufflot in the 18th century. In 1160, the Bishop of Paris, Maurice de Sully, decided to build a new and much larger church.

Why was the rooster placed on the spire of Notre Dame?

The rooster weathervane atop the spire contained three relics: a tiny piece from the Crown of Thorns in the cathedral treasury, and relics of Saint Denis and Saint Genevieve, patron saints of Paris. They were placed there in 1935 by Archbishop Jean Verdier, to protect the congregation from lightning or other harm.

Is the Notre Dame Cathedral still under construction?

Receive the Notre Dame Cathedral Updates by email! On June 8, construction resumed on Notre-Dame Cathedral after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The work is focused on continuing to remove the burned scaffolding that had surrounded the spire.

Who was the architect of Notre Dame de Paris?

Notre-Dame de Paris before the fire, restored in the 19 century by architect Eugène Viollet-Le-Ducin. (Mschlindwein / CC BY-SA 3.0 )

What was the arch at Notre Dame before the fire?

Arch at Notre Dame cathedral, before the fire, shows the elaborate construction and skills of the medieval masons. (Pxfuel / Public Domain )