In 850, the leaders of many countries expressed shock and regret at Notre Dames catastrophe in Paris.

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 In 850, the leaders of many countries expressed shock and regret at Notre Dames catastrophe in Paris.


On the evening of the 15th local time, Notre Dame Cathedral, a landmark building in France, was suddenly caught in a fire. The top of the tower collapsed but the main structure remained intact. French President Mark Long says France will rebuild Notre Dame de Paris.

Notre Dame de Paris in the fire: Getty Images

Visual Source of Notre Dame de Paris: PA

After the fire, the leaders of many countries spoke.

British Prime Minister Teresa May: Tonight I am with the French people and with the emergency services who fought the Notre Dame fire in Paris.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Notre Dame de Paris is a symbol of French and European culture and supports our French friends.

US President Trump: Too bad! Maybe a water tanker can be used to put out the fire! Be quick! God bless the French people!

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: Its really heartbreaking to see Notre Dame in Paris in a fire. As you fight the fire, the Canadian people are with you.

President of Finland: Finland is saddened by the fire in Notre Dame de Paris. Tonight we are with France and the people of Paris.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison: I was impressed by standing in front of Notre Dame in Paris 30 years ago. Its really sad to see such a beautiful Cathedral in the midst of a fire this morning. We are with the French people and the emergency service people fighting the fire. They will rebuild Notre Dame in Paris, as they have always done.

Former French President Olander: Notre Dame de Paris is our common heritage. Its really painful to see her in the fire. Salute the firefighters who worked hard to put out the fire.

Former US President Barack Obama: Notre Dame de Paris is one of the worlds treasures, and we are with you as the French people grieve. When we see history disappear, we naturally feel sad - but also in our nature, we will start rebuilding the next day and be as strong as possible.

European Commission President Juncker: Im watching the fire at Notre Dame in Paris every minute. Our Miss Paris belongs to all mankind. How sad, how terrible. I am with the French people.

Vatican: The Holy See sadly saw the terrible news of the fire, which destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a symbol of Christians in France and the world. The Vatican prays for firefighters and all those who deal with this problem.

Source: Zhang Xianchao_NN9310, responsible editor of Beijing News