French President vows to rebuild Notre Dame

Emmanuel Macron has announced a plan to launch a national fundraising campaign, and Salma Hayek's billionaire husband has vowed to donate 100 million euros. ABC News' Kenneth Moton reports.
2:12 | 04/16/19

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Many parents say they are in shock after fire god and one of the world's greatest architectural treasures this morning the emotion is on clear display and parents. As leaders begin looking ahead to what's next. A solemn start a holy week in Paris. Fire ravaging new for job worshippers locals and tourists looked on in war its wings ripped through the iconic. As evening fell crowns gather with many finding comfort in prayer and song. Tributes poured in from across the world. The Vatican calling notre dom a symbol of christianity in France and in the world former First Lady Michelle Obama oppose it my heart aches with the people of France. And one Warner even sketch this image of Victor Hugo's hunchback. Hugging his beloved church Notre Dame Cathedral represents what's what's what's most noble. Or what's most helped lift them but in the midst of the devastation that the country's leaders are offering reassurance and told. Doogie eight dvd. French president Emanuel my cronies and emotional as he addressed the nation outside the heavily damaged cathedral saint the worst with a boy did even at the battle has not been completely one. The skip the draw we will rebuild it. Macro and also announced a plan to launch a national fundraising campaign an actress Selma high X billionaire husband has already bound to donate 100 million euros. To help with the landmarks reconstruction. We spoke with an architecture professor at the University of Notre Dame who said the project will be immense. Reconstruction is Kernen I mean you have to remove. All those charred areas clean up all the walls and then actually seen beach parts of the steam nods paintings all of those can be restored. And Pratt. She says the repairs could take up to ten years and of course for two thirds of the roof missing in the Iconix fire destroyed. But they mr. people will be closed for Easter one of the most celebrated holidays. Many people are posting their memories of the landmark on social media one woman says she took this picture just before the fire broke out. She wants to track down the man seen playing with his daughter we have more iconic images of the cathedral on our website ATM fans dot com.

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