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4:15 p.m

A couple of hours after billionaire tycoons Bernard Arnault and Francois Pinault announced Tuesday they would provide a total of 300 million eurosoil and gas giant Total said it would lead 100 million euros”to help the reconstruction of this architectural gem.”

Cosmetic manufacturer L’Oreal promised exactly the exact identical amount to reconstruct”a symbol of French tradition and of our history.”

Among other subscribers, Bouygues construction team CEO Martin Bouygues said he and his brother Olivier would contribute 10 million euros.


3:55 p.m.

The presidency says one will follows a morning session in the day focusing on the federal fund-raising campaign and the renovation work.

Later Tuesday macron is to speak with Pope Francis by phone.

The French leader has postponed a speech along with a news conference directed at responding to this yellow vest catastrophe for an indefinite period, to respect”a moment of federal emotion.” Macron was originally likely to announce measures addressing anti-government protesters’ issues.


3:45 p.m.

The Bishops’ Conference stated Tuesday in an announcement this will demonstrate that the solidarity of all dioceses toward Paris and that the flame at Notre Dame”is a jolt which affects far beyond just the Catholics of our nation.”

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3:25 p.m.

France’s culture ministry states the”most prized treasures” of Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral have been saved after a devastating fire, including the crown of thorns Catholic relic and also the temptations of Saint Louis.

Culture Minister Franck Riester told reporters outside Notre Dame that works are being transferred in the storeroom from City Hall on the Louvre on Tuesday and Wednesday. There they will be dehumidified, secure and eventually revived.

He said that the greatest paintings of the cathedral would be eliminated. He stated,”We assume they have not been damaged by the fire but there’ll eventually be damage from the smoke.”

Monday’s fire destroyed the cathedral roof and collapsed the spire.


3:00 p.m.

European Union leader Donald Tusk says the message of encouragement into France following the Notre Dame cathedral fire should be that”it is not the end of the planet” and that the damage is going to be repaired.

Tusk told Polish terrorists Tuesday in Strasbourg following a European Parliament debate on Brexit that it had been the duty of all Europeans and Poles to give France courage following this”striking” occasion.

Recalling his native Poland’s efforts to rebuild its cities, several reduced to rubble, following World War II, Tusk reported that his compatriots”have the right and the obligation to state — You will be able, this is not the end of earth.”


2:50 p.m.

The director of UNESCO says specialist work must be carried out to safeguard the remaining arrangement of Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire.

Audrey Azoulay told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it’s too premature to say if the cherished rose windows of Notre Dame are overused since art experts have not been able to examine the website yet.

She explained”the first 24, 48 hours” are crucial to protecting the stone and wood construction from water damage and analyzing next actions. She warned that parts of the palace remain”extremely fragile,” notably hundreds of tons of scaffolding installed round the cathedral spire which collapsed.

She said Notre Dame has”a specific location at the world’s collective creativity.” Notre Dame is a part of a UNESCO heritage site which comprises islands and the encompassing quais, and UNESCO has offered its expertise to help rebuild.


2:45 p.m.

After taking part in the retrieval of the crown of thorns in Notre Dame 31, the chaplain of Paris fire brigade, jean-Marc Fournier, is being hailed as a hero.

Speaking to reporters in the Palace, Paris’ 15th district mayor Philippe Goujon said that Fournier played a part in the rescue of the relic and insisted on being allowed to enter the edifice.

Fournier’s bravery had been noted already following the Nov. 2015 Bataclan assault, when he tended to the injured and prayed on the deceased.

Based on an interview he gave to Christian Family magazine after that assault, Fournier was established in the western Sarthe region and at Germany .

He served in the Diocese of the French Armed Forces and has been based for a time in Afghanistan.


2:30 p.m.

In a heartfelt view of condolences Francis said that the flame was especially devastating since it came the somber days that through Holy Week leading up to Easter through which Christians commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Francis wrote:”This tragedy has severely harmed a historical building. But I am conscious that it has influenced a nationwide emblem to the center of Parisians and French people in the diversity of the convictions. Because Notre Dame is the architectural gem of a collective memory, a place of gathering for great events, a witness of the prayer and faith of Catholics in the center of the city”

Francis commended the courage of the firefighters and invoked his blessings.

2:10 p.m.

The builder of Cologne cathedral states it might take years to repair the damage caused by the Notre Dame cathedral by a enormous fire.

Peter Fuessenich, who oversees all building work for its Gothic cathedral from the town, told broadcaster RTL on Tuesday that”it will definitely take decades, possibly even decades, before the last damage caused by this dreadful fire will probably be entirely repaired.”

Cologne cathedral has been heavily damaged during World War II and operate to repair it’s still ongoing.

Fuessenich called the fire from Paris”a catastrophe having a European dimension” as numerous churches and cathedrals throughout the continent were motivated by buildings in France. He said that”when the final stone was put in Notre-Dame, the first one was put here in Cologne, and in this respect it affects us all very much.”

According to Fuessenich, Cologne cathedral’s’ roof has been replaced during the 19th century with a iron framework, meaning.


1:50 p.m.

A representative of one of the five companies which had been hired to work on renovations on the Notre Dame cathedral’s roof states”we need more than anyone for light to be shed on the source of the drama.”

Julien le Bras’ firm has 12 workers involved in the refurbishment, though none have been in the right time of the flame on site.

Le Bras insisted that”each of the safety measures were respected,” and”employees are engaging in the investigation with no hesitation.”

Officials have suggested the fire could have been related to the renovation job.

While the site is being procured, paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said the analysis is in its early phases and is focusing on hearings.


12:45 p.m.

The British monarch says she was”profoundly saddened” to find the palace ablaze, also expressed”sincere respect to the emergency services who have risked their own lives to attempt to save this major national monument.”

Religious leaders and politicians also have sent messages of assistance in rebuilding the medieval construction.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, mind of the Church of England, tweeted an image of this fire-damaged cathedral with a passage from the Bible:”The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn’t conquer it'”


12:30 p.m.

Even the Vatican’s culture minister has given words of hope for France after the devastating fire in Notre Dame, stating the palace is a”living creature” which was reborn before and certainly will continue to function as”beating heart” of France.

A Vatican press conference was opened by cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi using a personal reflection. He noted that it was a place of encounter for both nonbelievers and believers and such as the 19th century French poet Paul Claudel, sometimes, were converted to the Catholic faith as a outcome.

The office of ravasi, whose, said the scenes of loyal and tourists yelling as Notre Dame went up in flames moved him.

He suggested that the Vatican its artwork experts in the Vatican Museums, may play a potential role in the rebuilding given their experience.


12:25 p.m

The Paris prosecutor says there is no signs of arson in the Notre Dame flame also that they’re working on the assumption that the blaze was an crash.

Remy Heitz claims the investigation will be”long and complicated.”

Speaking Tuesday, following the blaze was put out, he said 50 investigators are currently running on the probe. He says they’ll interview employees from five companies that was hired to work on renovations on the cathedral’s roof, which was being repaired prior to the fire where the flames broke out, and which is.


This version corrects that 50 investigators are currently operating on the probe, not just five.


11:55 a.m.

An aide states that the president, Andrzej Duda of Poland, has offered aid and Polish specialists for the task of rebuilding fire Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral that was damaged by fire.

Krzysztof Szczerski said Tuesday the Duda has composed to French President Emmanuel Macron to state the despair and solidarity of Poland at reduction of ethnic and heritage identity.

He explained that in a gesture of”European solidarity” Duda provided Poland’s experience and world-class experts in the reconstruction of historic buildings. Warsaw and a lot of other places were rebuilt from World War II rubble.

He said that a chapel at the cathedral was affected by the fire but wasn’t ruined.

A valuable replica of Poland’s most admired icon as well as relicts of all Polish-born pope St. John Paul II are rescued.


11:55 a.m.

Germany’s foreign minister says his country is ready to assist with the rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral after a catastrophic fire.

Heiko Maas wrote on Twitter which French President Emmanuel Macron has known for assistance from outside France and also”Germany stands ready to do that in close friendship”

Maas added that”we’re united in sorrow. Notre Dame is a portion of their cultural heritage of humankind and a logo for Europe.”


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10:35 a.m.

Paris’ mayor says the organ, one of the planet’s most famous and largest of Notre Dame, remains intact after a fire in Paris’ cathedral.

Emmanuel Gregoire advised Tuesday that a strategy to protect Notre Dame’s treasures was rapidly and successfully triggered.

The organ that is remarkable dates into the 1730s and was constructed by Francois Thierry. It boasts an pipes.

Gregoire also described”enormous relief” in the salvaging of bits such as the supposed Crown of Christ.


10:20 a.m.

The head of Egypt’s Copts, Pope Tawadroz II, said in a declaration that the flame was a”massive loss for entire humanity” and affected”among the most important monuments in the world.”

The Foreign Ministry in Cairo also expressed”great sorrow and pain” over the fire, mentioning Notre Dame’s”historical and culture value” to get France and world legacy.


10:15 a.m.

Pope Francis is praying for French Catholics and the population”beneath the shock of the terrible 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’s supplying prayers”for all those who are attempting to cope with this dramatic scenario”

Even the Vatican on Monday expressed”shock and sadness” in the fire that caused considerable damage to a palace which is”a sign of Christianity from France and on earth “


10 a.m.

Funding for the reconstruction of Notre Dame is piling up at a rate, with just two of France’s richest families quickly pledging 300 million euros.

Businessman Francois-Henri Pinault and his billionaire dad Francois Pinault stated that they had been immediately giving 100 million euros Artemis, from their own company, to assist finance repairs to the palace Monday night, ravaged by fire.

A statement from Francois-Henri Pinault explained:”This disaster affects all of French people” and”everybody would like to revive life as quickly as possible to this gem of our heritage.”

That donation was trumped by tycoon Bernard Arnault and his luxury goods.


9:50 a.m.

European Union leader Donald Tusk is currently calling the bloc’s member nations to assist France rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral saying the site at Paris is a symbol of what binds Europe together.

Tusk, who seats summits of EU national leaders, told lawmakers Tuesday that the blaze reminds Europeans of”just how much we can lose.”

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

Parliament President Antonio Tajani encouraged EU lawmakers, meeting in Strasbourg, France, to donate the wages of their day.


9:45 a.m.

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

Plus said that today the fire is out”this phase is to get the pros” to plan the way to consolidate the edifice. 


9:10 a.m.

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

A statement Tuesday from LVMH stated the luxury goods group along with also the Arnault family would make the donation to a rebuilding fund for the palace, which was swallowed by flames Monday evening.

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

The sooner 100 donation of the Pinault family was reported by French press.


8:45 a.m.

A cultural heritage specialist says France has trees big enough to replace wooden beams that burned in the Notre Dame fire.

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

Talking Tuesdayhe explained the Ocean’s roof cannot be rebuilt just as it was before the fire as”we do not, in the present time, have trees within our land of their size which were cut from the 13th century”

He said that the restoration work is going to need to use new technologies to reconstruct the roof.


8:40 a.m.

Pros are assessing the shell of Paris’ Notre Dame Studio that is iconic to set steps to save what remains after a fire destroyed much of the building.

Together with the fire that broke out Monday and consumed the cathedral under management, attention is turning into ensuring that the structural integrity of the building that is remaining.

Junior Interior Minister Laurent Nunez announced that architects and other experts would meet at the cathedral early Tuesday”to determine if the structure is secure and when the firefighters can go inside to continue their job.”

Officials consider the fire an collision, possibly as a consequence of restoration work taking place in the architectural treasure, but that information is doing nothing to still the federal mourning.