The Latest: Egypt’s Coptic Church:’ Paris fire’huge loss’

10:20 a.m.

Egypt’s Coptic Church has voiced”profound sadness” across the massive blaze that burned parts of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

The head of Egypt’s Copts, Pope Tawadroz II, said in a statement which the fire had been a”huge loss for whole humanity” and influenced”among the main monuments on the planet.”


10:15 a.m.

Pope Francis is praying for French Catholics and the Parisian population”under the shock of this terrible fire” that ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral.

Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti stated Twitter on Tuesday that the pope”is near France” and that he’s supplying prayers”for all those who are trying to cope with this scenario “

The Vatican on Monday expressed”shock and sadness” at the fire that caused considerable damage to a palace which is”a symbol of Christianity in France and in the world.”


10 a.m.

With just two of France’s richest families together rapidly pledging 300 million euros funding for the reconstruction of Notre Dame is piling up in a rate.

Businessman Francois-Henri Pinault and his billionaire daddy Francois Pinault stated they immediately gave 100 million euros Artemis, from their own company to assist finance repairs to the palace Monday night ravaged by fire.

A statement from Francois-Henri Pinault explained:”This disaster impacts all French people” and”everyone would like to revive life as speedily as possible for this jewel of our heritage.”

That contribution was trumped by tycoon Bernard Arnault and his luxury goods group LVMH, which pledged 200 million euros.

LVMH called the palace a”symbol of France, its legacy and its motto.”


9:50 a.m.

European Union leader Donald Tusk is currently calling the bloc’s member countries to assist France rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral saying the website in Paris is a sign of what contrasts Europe.

Tusk, who chairs summits of EU national leaders, told lawmakers Tuesday that the blaze reminds Europeans of”just how far we could lose.”

Tusk said:”At stake here is something more than simply material assistance. The burning of the Notre Dame cathedral has again made us aware that we’re bound with something more significant and more profound than treaties.”

Parliament President Antonio Tajani invited EU lawmakers, meeting in Strasbourg, France, to donate their day’s wages to help fund reconstruction.


9:45 a.m.

A spokesman for Paris firefighters states that”the whole flame is out” in Notre Dame cathedral.

Gabriel Plus said Tuesday morning that emergency services are now”surveying the motion of those constructions and extinguishing smoldering residues.”

Plus stated that now the fire is out”this stage is to get the pros” to plan how to consolidate the edifice. 


9:10 a.m.

French tycoon Bernard Arnault and his luxury goods group LVMH have pledged 200 million euros ($226 million) to the reconstruction of Notre Dame, after a reported 100 million-euro contribution from a different French billionaire, Francois Pinault.

An announcement Tuesday from LVMH stated also the Arnault family and the luxury goods group would make the contribution for the palace, which had been consumed by flames Monday evening.

LVMH called the cathedral a”symbol of France, its tradition and its own unity.”

Press reported the sooner 100 million-euro contribution of the Pinault family.


8:45 a.m.

A French heritage expert says France has trees big enough to replace ancient wooden beams that burnt in the Notre Dame fire.

Vice president of preservation team Fondation du Patrimoine, bertrand de Feydeau, told France Info radio that the wooden roof which moved up in flames was built with beams more than 800 years back from woods.

Talking Tuesday, he said the cathedral’s roof cannot be rebuilt just as it had been prior to the fire as”we do not, in the moment, have trees on our territory of their size that were cut at the 13th century”

He said the restoration work might need to use new technologies to rebuild the roof.


8:40 a.m.

Experts are analyzing the shell of Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral that is iconic to set following measures to save what remains after a fire destroyed a lot of the almost 900-year-old construction.

Together with the fire which broke out Monday and immediately swallowed the cathedral now attention is turning into ensuring the remaining building’s integrity.

Junior Interior Minister Laurent Nunez declared that builders and other experts would meet at the cathedral ancient Tuesday”to decide whether the arrangement is stable and when the firefighters can proceed indoors to continue their work.”

Officials think about that the fire an crash, maybe as a result of restoration work taking place in the architectural treasure that is global, but that news is doing nothing to ease the mourning.