Notre Dame Cathedral roof and spire collapse in tragic fire

On Monday, the world froze as everyone watched the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral collapse in flames.

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The stunning and historic structure before the fire.

The stunning and historic structure before the fire.

Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris, France, has been burned from a fatal inferno.

The 856-year-old church was undergoing renovations when it suffered “colossal damages.” The cause of the blaze remains unclear.

However, donations are being pledged in order to repair the iconic structure.

It is the most visited spot in Paris – approximately 13 million tourists travel to see the historic site each year.

The “Our Lady of Paris” survived half of the Crusades, revolutions, and two world wars. Also, it was the place where Napoleon crowned himself king and where Joan of Arc was beatified.

Like all our countrymen, I’m sad tonight to see this part of us burn.”

— Emmanuel Macron

Additionally, the historical landmark holds holy significance, such as the placeholder for Jesus Christ’s Crown of Thorns.

Construction of the cathedral started in year 1163 and was completed in 1345.

France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, vowed to rebuild the church, trying to preserve its invaluable history and architecture.

French citizens are torn by the recent event, praying to repair their landmark’s glory with the thoughts of the world.

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