A picture taken on April 16, 2019 shows an interior view of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris in the aftermath of a fire that devastated the cathedral. - The Paris fire service announced that the last remnants of the blaze were extinguished on April 16, 15 hours after the fire broke out. Thousands of Parisians and tourists watched in horror from nearby streets on April 15 as flames engulfed the building and rescuers tried to save as much as they could of the cathedral
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Notre Dame Cathedral will not hold Christmas mass for the first time in more than 200 years, following the fire that devastated the Paris landmark in April, officials confirmed.

Reconstruction works take place on Notre-Dame on July 9, 2019 in Paris after it was badly damaged by fire in April.
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It will be the first time since the French Revolution in 1803 that the 850-year-old cathedral has not held Christmas mass services, spokesman Andre Finot told CNN on Sunday.

The cathedral – a UNESCO World Heritage site – was ravaged by a fire which destroyed the structure’s fire, parts of the roof and vault in April.

Smoke and flames rise from Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019.
Smoke and flames rise from Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019.
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Midnight mass will still be celebrated on Christmas Eve by rector Patrick Chauvet, but would instead be held at the nearby church of Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois, Agence France-Presse news agency reported.

The building had remained open for Christmas during 200 years of turbulent history, including Nazi occupation in World War II.

In June, French prosecutors said the catastrophic blaze could have been caused by a burning cigarette or an electrical malfunction. Officials noted they were looking into the possibility of negligence as they opened a judicial investigation.

French President Emmanuel Macron plans to have the structure rebuilt in five years. In April, France’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced an international architects’ competition to rebuild, and perhaps redesign, the fallen spire of the medieval landmark.

Following the fire, three of France’s richest families – who are behind the companies LVMH Group, Kering and L’Oreal, respectively – vowed to contribute large sums to the rebuilding effort.

In total, $700 million of private funds has been raised so far.

CNN’s Richard Greene contributed to this report.