At Notre-Dame, the controversial project of Bishop Aupetit

EXCLUSIVE –The archbishopric offers stained glass windows and furniture of a new taste. Controversy in sight.

The interior of Notre-Dame de Paris two months after the devastating fire of April 2019.
The interior of Notre-Dame de Paris two months after the devastating fire of April 2019. Jean-Christophe MARMARA / Le Figaro

Why not create contemporary stained glass windows for Notre-Dame de Paris? After long and heated debates around the arrow, the question could seem superfluous, because straightaway decided in the negative. However, it has just been asked during an assembly of Parisian priests by the Archbishop of Paris, Mr.grMichel Aupetit. Affectionate of the cathedral, and therefore responsible for its internal functioning, the archbishopric has obviously decided to play its part. He appointed a committee to think about the future layout of the cathedral, as well as a better way to welcome the millions of annual visitors. Members of the clergy, including Father Gilles Drouin, Benoist de Sinety, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Paris, but also Jean-Marie Duthilleul, Special Advisor to General Georgelin and specialist in stations, or Henri Loyrette, former President of the Louvre, were used to imagine the future. With it seems, the idea of ​​seeing big, new and different.

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