Transcript for French official shares latest details of Notre Dame fire
Joining us is Valerie pecresse, president of the il de France, Paris part of that region. Ma'am, we know you have been with firefighters there on the scene throughout the night as they tirelessly put out the fire. Tell us what this experience was like, ma'am. We are terribly, tremendously grateful to the firemen of Paris because they really saved the cathedral because they went to fight the fire face-to-face. Tell us about the emotions, the emotions during the night. The cathedral is the heart of Paris and it's like, you know, when your home is burning and the whole people of France was crying and the cries had no color, no -- no name, no race, no parties. It was the whole of France was really upset. Your region which you oversee, Paris being part of that that you're going to make sure that 10 million euro is available for the rebuilding. Other lawmakers have come through. Everyday citizens have come through donating money already. Just as you alluded to, this is real solidarity, is it not? Yes, yes, the archbishop of Paris told me this morning he said, you know, my cathedral has been destroyed, has burned but I have whole people backing me up. I have given 10 million euros as an emergency gift to the archbishop so that he could have the money to do the first work that are needed now to secure the cathedral. 13 million. 13 million people from all around the world come to visit the cathedral as we know centuries old but we know that the altar and the cross, thankfully, are still intact and, ma'am, that's a real sign of hope so what do you want people around the world and there in your beloved Paris as the rebuilding will begin? Just tell them that the cathedral is still standing and so it's quite a shock because we know that inside is broken, inside there is no whole roof. Inside we need to rebuild. The big tower is not here anymore, but when you see it from the outside it's still standing and that's quite a miracle. Well, ma'am, I hope that you feel the love and support from people here in the U.S. And all around the world and thank you very much. I tell them come, come to Paris. Come to visit. We will. That's the best tribute you can pay to the cathedral. Yes, ma'am, merci. Merci to you too. Thank you. It is reassuring to know the rebuilding has already begun. We will continue to cover this throughout the morning. I love the message, still come to Paris. Absolutely. Absolutely. We move to Washington now
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