Notre-Dame cathedral: Macron pledges reconstruction after fire

Notre-Dame cathedral: Macron pledges reconstruction after fire
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  • calendar-gray 16 April 2019

Macron said France would launch a campaign to rebuild the cathedral, Notre Dame including fundraising efforts and by appealing to “talents” from overseas to contribute, APAreports citing Reuters.

Visiting the site on Monday night, Mr Macron said the "worst had been avoided" with the preservation of the cathedral's main structure.

“We will rebuild it together. It will undoubtedly be part of French destiny and our project for the years to come,” a visibly emotional Macron said.

Macron canceled an address to the nation that he had been due to give on Monday evening in a bid to answer a wave of street protests that has rocked his presidency. Instead he went to the scene of the blaze with his wife, Brigitte, and some of his ministers. He thanked and congratulated firefighters.

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