All around the globe, individuals have been united in grief and shock as a fireplace engulfed the historic Notre Dame cathedral within the heart of Paris, NBC News reviews.
Nicolas Marang, 47, has lived in Paris for greater than 25 years and informed NBC News he was operating along the Seine River when he noticed the smoke, which seemed like a “darkish smog,” coming from the Notre Dame.
“One thing simply collapsed inside me. [It was] one of the worst things I’ve ever seen,” Marang stated.
Individuals the world over began recounting their experiences and appreciation of the cathedral’s beauty on social media. One Twitter consumer stated that he first visited the church at 7 years previous.”It is some of the lovely issues I’ve ever seen, and I might go to the cathedral every time I used to be in Paris simply to be moved and astonished. That is heartbreaking,” he wrote.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, tweeted on Monday that he prayed for the Paris landmark after hearing of the hearth. President Donald Trump referred to as the Notre Dame one of the “great treasures of the world” during an economic roundtable event in Minnesota. Former first woman and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton stated in a tweet that her coronary heart went out to Paris.