© Reuters. Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris ahead of Easter celebrations to be held under lockdown
PARIS (Reuters) – A small congregation of worshippers will celebrate Good Friday mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, a year after it was devastated by fire, but attendance will be limited because of a lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak.
Seven people will attend the televised mass on Friday, when Christians commemorate the death of Jesus Christ.
“Only a few priests will attend the masses that we will celebrate during the Holy Week and people will be able to follow services on radio or on television,” Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit said told a video news conference.
The service will include a wreath rescued after the fire at Notre-Dame.
There will be no Easter Saturday processions this year because of the lockdown, which limits the size of public gatherings.
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