Following the tragic incident of Notre Dame on Monday night, French President Emmanuel Macron consoled his citizens by addressing them.
The Notre Dame Cathedral is an ancient building in Paris and one of the most visited tourist centre in the world with over 12 million tourists annually.
The wreckage of this ancient edifice has brought shock and depression to the people of France.
Addressing the people, Macron said: “Notre Dame is our history, it’s our literature, and it’s our imagery. It’s the place where we live our greatest moments, from wars to pandemics to liberations … I’m telling you all tonight — we will rebuild this cathedral together. This is probably part of the French destiny.”
When the images got worse, he dropped what he was doing and headed towards the River Seine. First, he tweeted just after 7 p.m. local time. His message spared a thought for “all Catholics and all French people,” adding that “as all our countrymen, I am sad to be watching this part of us burn tonight.”
It has watched over more than 800 years of history.
For many in France, the Notre-Dame Cathedral is more than a building, it is a symbol of culture, pride and hope. pic.twitter.com/mqxLdbmcg3
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) April 16, 2019