The Newest: Pope Francis prays for Paris after Firing

10:15 a.m.

Pope Francis is famous for French Catholics and the Parisian population”under the shock of the dreadful fire” which ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral.

Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said on Twitter on Tuesday that the pope”is close to France” which he is providing prayers”for all those who are trying to cope with this dramatic situation”

Even the Vatican on Monday expressed”shock and sadness” in the fire that caused considerable damage to a palace which is”a symbol of Christianity in France and in the world.”


10 a.m.

Funding for the renovation of Notre Dame is piling up with two of the richest families of France fast pledging 300 million euros.

His billionaire daddy Francois Pinault and businessman Francois-Henri Pinault stated that they immediately gave 100 million euros Artemis, from their own company, to assist fund repairs to the cathedral devastated by fire.

An announcement from Francois-Henri Pinault explained:”This disaster affects all of French people” and”everyone wishes to restore life as rapidly as possible to this jewel of our heritage.”

That contribution was then trumped by French tycoon Bernard Arnault and his luxury goods group LVMH, which pledged 200 million euros.


9:50 a.m.

European Union chief Donald Tusk is currently calling the bloc’s member nations to assist France reconstruct the Notre Dame cathedral is a sign of what binds Europe together.

Tusk stated:”At stake here is something more than just material help. The burning of the Notre Dame cathedral has made us conscious that we are bound by something more important and more deep than treaties.”

Parliament President Antonio Tajani encouraged EU lawmakers, meeting in Strasbourg, France, to contribute the wages to help fund reconstruction of their day.


9:45 a.m.

Even a spokesman for Paris firefighters says that”the entire flame is out” in Notre Dame cathedral.

Gabriel Plus said Tuesday morning that crisis services are now”analyzing the movement of those structures and extinguishing smoldering residues.”

Plus stated that today that the fire is out”this stage is to get the specialists” to plan the way to combine the edifice. 


9:10 a.m.

French tycoon Bernard Arnault and his luxury goods group LVMH have pledged 200 million euros ($226 million) to the reconstruction of Notre Dame, after a reported 100 million-euro donation from another French billionaire, Francois Pinault.

A statement Tuesday from LVMH reported the luxury goods group along with the Arnault household would make the contribution to a rebuilding fund Monday afternoon to the palace, which had been swallowed by flames.

LVMH called the palace a”symbol of France, its tradition and its motto.”

Press reported the Pinault family’s sooner 100 donation.


8:45 a.m.

A cultural heritage expert says France has trees large enough to replace ancient wooden beams that burned from the Notre Dame fire.

Vice president of preservation group Fondation du Patrimoine, bertrand de Feydeau, told France Info radio that the wooden roof that went up in flames was constructed with beams more than 800 decades back from woods.

Talking Tuesday, he explained the Ocean’s roof cannot be rebuilt exactly as it had been before the fire since”we do not, at the present time, have trees on our territory of the size that were cut at the 13th century”

He said the restoration work is going to have to use new technologies to rebuild the roof.


8:40 a.m.

Experts are currently assessing the shell of Paris’ Notre Dame Studio that is legendary to establish following steps to save that which remains after a catastrophic fire destroyed a lot of the construction that is nearly 900-year-old.

With the fire which broke out Monday and swallowed the cathedral currently under control, attention is turning into ensuring the structural integrity of the rest of the building.

Junior Interior Minister Laurent Nunez announced that builders and other specialists would meet at the cathedral ancient Tuesday”to learn whether the arrangement is secure and when the firefighters can proceed indoors to continue their job.”

Officials think about that the fire an crash, possibly as a result of restoration work taking place at the global treasure, however news is doing nothing to calm the federal mourning.