Billionaires witholding pledged donations to rebuild Notre-Dame

Despite making headline pledges to hand hundreds of millions of euros for the rebuilding of Notre-Dame after a fire that severely damaged the Paris cathedral in April, luxury goods groups LVMH and Kering, the cosmetics giant L'Oréal and oil company Total have still to honour their promises, while reconstruction work involving up to 150 workers is being paid for by small donors.

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As Notre-Dame holds its first mass Saturday since a devastating fire two months ago, billionaire French donors who pledged hundreds of millions for rebuilding have "yet to pay a cent", a spokesman for the cathedral said, reports FRANCE 24.