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Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris will not hold Christmas midnight mass for first time since 1803

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PARIS, France (WTNH) — For the first time in more than 200 years, Notre Dame Cathedral will not hold a Christmas midnight service.

This comes months after the fire that devastated the landmark in April.

A spokesperson for the Cathedral says it hasn’t been closed on Christmas since 1803.

A midnight mass will be celebrated the night of Christmas Eve into Christmas morning at a nearby church.

French President Emmanuel Macron plans to have the cathedral rebuilt in five years.

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