ISIS fanatics revel in Notre Dame's destruction describing it as as 'punishment'

16 April, 2019, 13:12 | Author: Myra Gill

French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to rebuild the cathedral that he called "a part of us" and appealed for help to do so.

'Notre Dame of Paris is our history, our literature, our imagination. The place where we survived epidemics, wars, liberation. The Pinault family owns a 3,000-piece art collection, with works by Picasso and Mondrian, and their net worth is about $35 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

The exact cause of the blaze was not known, but French media quoted the Paris fire brigade as saying the fire is "potentially linked" to a 6 million-euro ($6.8 million) renovation project on the church's spire and its 250 tons of lead.

Four hundred firefighters battled the fire for hours.


"The task is - now the risk of fire has been put aside - about the building, how the structure will resist", he continued.

Flames shot out of the roof behind the nave of the cathedral, among the most visited landmarks in the world. The fire was brought under control on Tuesday morning and officials said the main structure has been saved from total destruction. Speaking alongside junior Interior minister Laurent Nunez late Monday, police chief Jean-Claude Gallet said "two thirds of the roofing has been ravaged".

"It took about 100 years to build the building", he said.

Russian experts are ready to participate in the restoration of the landmark French Notre Dame cathedral, but they have to understand first what kind of assistance France will need, Russian Special Presidential Representative for International Cultural Cooperation and Ambassador at Large Mikhail Shvydkoy told Sputnik. "The greatest tribute any Christian can make to Notre Dame is to follow Jesus ever more closely and to reflect his love to everyone".

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