According to the Pope, “the half of the cathedral was damaged due to fire. However, he did not specify.
Besides, he added it was unclear what the church’s 67 employees would be doing in the future.
President Emmanuel Macron promised that Notre Dame would be restored within five years. At the same time, the French restorers claimed it would take up to 10-15 years in order to restore the monument.
As it was reported earlier, the spire and the roof of the Notre Dame cathedral fell in a fire.
The press service of the President of France reported that Macron canceled the planned speech in the Elysee Palace in order to come to the cathedral.
The law enforcers order all the people to leave the streets near the cathedral and to go to safe places. The firefighters were trying to extinguish the fire. The medical workers arrived at the spot as well. It is still unknown, whether there are victims.