Rimouski cathedral transformation project, citizens oppose

The citizens, organized in committee, demand that the cathedral be used exclusively for worship and that it not be associated with cultural projects.

he Cathedral Committee 1862, which is in charge of this transformation project, recalls that there will always be a place of worship inside the cathedral and alongside cultural projects. Renovation work on the cathedral amounts to $ 7 million.

But what fund could pay?

For Monsignor Denis Grondin, Archbishop of Rimouskiest, the Catholic Church does not have the financial means to face these renovations alone. He is in favor of the project to give the building a multiple vocation.

We don't have the money for that. […] Then, we cannot maintain it, assume, alone, the maintenance. Hence the sharing of a vocation. A bit like we encourage those who have somewhat large churches in the villages to [develop] a partnership with the municipalities.

Source and video: Radio Canada

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