April 16, 2019 / 10:55 AM / in 2 months

Vatican willing to offer technical know-how to help restore Notre-Dame

Firefighters work at Notre-Dame Cathedral after a massive fire devastated large parts of the gothic gem in Paris, France April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican is willing to offer technical restoration know-how to help rebuild and restore the devastated cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Holy’s See’s culture minister said on Tuesday.

“I think one of the greatest contributions the Holy See can make ... will be above a technical one because we have, for example, the Vatican Museums,” Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi told reporters.

“We have the type of know-how that the whole world recognises as being of a high quality. That is why I think an eventual future offer by the Holy See will be significant. We could take part in some specific areas (of restoration).”

Reporting By Philip Pullella; editing by John Stonestreet

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