I read that 2 very rich men are giving about 300,000,000 Euros to help restore it. A lot of it is still intact, and a lot of the treasures were saved.
The experts have indicated that they doubt sabotage or anything sinister and that it appears likely to have been caused by the renovation work going on. A lot of very old buildings catch fire from the machinery used for renovating and faulty wiring.
I am sad to share this .. but i feel this may not be an "accident" in this Catholic country , this week is called "Holy Week" ..so this is the worst thing to happen to your "High week " i will post more, as i learn more.
so if you were planning on visiting this 800 year old church ..cross it off your list