Plans for a modern interior at Notre Dame Cathedral incite the ire of traditionalists

With careful and complex restoration work at Notre-Dame de Paris now underway with plans for a public debut ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, there’s fresh indignation over how the fire-ravaged cathedral’s interior might look when it does eventually reopen to worshippers and tourists.

The furor was detailed and disseminated over the weekend by conservative-leaning British publications including The Telegraph, the Daily Mail, and The Spectator, all of which gave voice to critics who are aghast at the prospect that the medieval cathedral will reopen as a “politically correct Disneyland”—that is, a Notre Dame Cathedral intended to be more accessible to visitors

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