Who Actually Owns the Notre Dame Cathedral? The Answer May Surprise You

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Have you ever wondered who actually owns Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral?

While most might believe that the Catholic Church owns the cathedral, Notre Dame is actually owned by the French government. 

Here’s the history, according to a Catholic News Agency report:

“Due to France’s laws regarding secularization, the French government owns all churches built before 1905, including Notre-Dame.

“The government lets the Archdiocese of Paris use the building for free, and will continue to do so in perpetuity. The Archdiocese of Paris is responsible for the upkeep of the church, as well as for paying employees.”

Wow, that is definitely surprising!

Please continue to pray for Notre Dame!

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