How World Leaders and Politicians Reacted to the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire

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On Monday, April 15, a major fire severely damaged the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral.

The fire broke out in the upper part of the cathedral around 6:50 p.m. Paris time. It started in the attic of the building before spreading to the entire structure. The spire and two-third of the roof collapsed. Built in the 12th and 13th century, Notre-Dame de Paris is the most visited monument in Europe.

Everyone from Donald Trump to the Met Museum in New York reacted.

Translation: Notre-Dame Cathedral, we will rebuild it. Together. It’s a part of our French destiny. I’ll be involved: starting tomorrow, a sign-up will be launched nationally and beyond our borders.

Translation: Horrified by the images of the fire that devastated the Notre-Dame Cathedral – a unique jewel of global heritage that has reigned over Paris since the 14th century. My thoughts go out to the people at the French government.

This article will be updated with more reactions.

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