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Archbishop Says Only Fraction Of Pledges For Notre Dame Rebuilding Have Been Paid

WorldNews Thursday, 16 May 2019
Archbishop Says Only Fraction Of Pledges For Notre Dame Rebuilding Have Been PaidOnly a fraction of the money promised by donors to rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral has been paid, the Archbishop of Paris has said, The Independent reports. Michel Aupetit said only €13.5 million (£11.8 million, $15 million) had been paid thus far, despite reports that €1billion (£873 million, $1.12 billion) had been pledged. “The famous €1 billion is guaranteed by no foundation, no authority,” he said in a statement. The archbishop stressed he was not calling any pledges into question but said “the fact remains that most of these donations have not yet been made.” His statement was a response to claims from a French heritage foundation, which has halted fundraising for the cathedral as it...
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