Québec faces the challenge of restoring churches while protecting them

News - April 17th, 2019
Photo: Radio-Canada / Ivanoh Demers
Photo: Radio-Canada / Ivanoh Demers

The violent fire that ravaged the structure of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral brings to the fore the issue of the protection of the local religious heritage, including the Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica, which was hit by a fire in 1978. While there is a desire to ensure that no place of worship is burned, not everyone agrees on how to protect these churches while preserving heritage buildings.

Read Hugo Prévost's article on Radio-Canada's Web site

Vignette photo: Some churches like Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal are real heritage jewels. But how to preserve them, at a time when the clergy no longer have the same financial means as before?

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