Notre-Dame fire: “I’m praying for French Catholics and the people” – Pope
Notre-Dame fire: "I'm praying for French Catholics and the people of Paris" - Pope
Pope Francis has said he is “praying for French Catholics and for the people of Paris in face of the terrible fire which has ravaged Notre Dame cathedral”, as wealthy benefactors pledged hundreds of millions of Euros to rebuild the centuries-old building.
The blaze is thought to have begun accidentally amid extensive restoration work on the Paris landmark, which is visited by 12 million people a year. The fire was declared fully extinguished just before 9am UK time on Tuesday.