General’s battlefield talk on Notre Dame rebuilding shocks

PARIS — A general named to oversee reconstruction of fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral has received a public reprimand for advising the chief architect for France’s historic monuments to “shut his mouth.” Gen. Jean-Louis Georgelin’s battlefield-style talk irked Culture Minister Franck Riester who tweeted on Thursday that such remarks are “unacceptable.” The incident highlights disagreements over […]

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French billionaire gives $109 million to rebuild Notre Dame

PARIS, France — French billionaire Francois Pinault and son Francois-Henri Pinault have officially signed documents setting aside $109 million toward rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral, following months of delay that left officials largely reliant on small charity donations to fund the first phase of repairs. Surrounded by portraits of former cardinals, the Pinaults signed the donation […]

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