Notre Dame On Fire, 25 Front Pages From Around The World

Notre Dame On Fire, 25 Front Pages From Around The World

Notre Dame On Fire, 25 Front Pages From Around The World

Notre-Dame Cathedral was built in the Gothic style and home to invaluable works of art and artifacts, including its stained-glass windows, flying buttresses, sculptures and carved-stone gargoyles, according to Lin. The cathedral has figured as a central character through the ups and downs of French history since construction began in mid-12th century. There were echoes of 1992, when a spotlight shining on curtains caused a huge blaze at the Windsor Castle residence of Queen Elizabeth II.

Many leaders around the Washington D.C. region showed sadness over the fire and expressed solidarity with France.

She concluded: "My thoughts and prayers are with those who worship at the Cathedral and all of France at this hard time".

Joel Mergui, president of the religious affairs body of the French Jewish community, Consistoire Central Israélite de France, said, "We are all in shock, believers and non-believers, Christians and non-Christians, because a jewel of the history of France and Christianity as much as of the heritage of Europe is now in flames".

Paolo Violini, a restoration specialist for Vatican museums, said the pace at which the fire spread through the cathedral had been stunning. Notre Dame is a symbol of France and of our European culture. "Thoughts for all Catholics and for all French", the French President wrote.

Investigators have already questioned almost 30 people, said a Paris judicial police official, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to comment on an ongoing probe. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Prime Minister Antonio Costa respectively sent their heartfelt condolences to Macron.

"This tragedy is striking all the French people, and beyond that, all those attached to spiritual values", Franois-Henri Pinault, the CEO of Kering, said in a statement. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras added that not only were Paris and France in mourning, but the entire world.

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"Horrified by the pictures coming from Paris with the fire engulfing Notre-Dame Cathedral - a unique example of world heritage that has stood tall since the 14th century".

Corporate and individual gifts poured in, along with offers of technical assistance, from France and overseas.

France's richest businessman, Bernard Arnault, and his luxury goods group LVMH pledged 200 million euros ($226 million) for the reconstruction.

Arnault and his family will donate money "dedicated to the construction of this architectural work, which makes up part of the history of France".

The Fondation du Patrimoine, a private body that protects and enhances French heritage, said it intends to launch an worldwide appeal for donations to help rebuild the cathedral.

"This phase is for the experts", said Gabriel Plus. Greece also offered to contribute to the restoration effort.

"The worse has been avoided, although the battle is not yet totally won", the president said, adding that he would launch a national funding campaign on Tuesday and call on the world's "greatest talents" to help rebuild the monument.

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