PARIS - After a devastating fire ravaged Notre Dame's roof and brought its spire crashing down in April, the cathedral held its first mass.

The archbishop of Paris celebrated the service while wearing a hard hat in a chapel that was deemed safe by construction officials.

Only about 30 people, mostly priests, canons and church employees, were allowed in for security reasons.

Others watched the mass live on a catholic TV station.

The cathedral remains in a "fragile" state, according to officials, especially the ceiling, which is at risk of collapsing.

It's still unclear when the cathedral will reopen to the public but French president Emmanuel Macron set a goal of five years.

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