The Latest about the fire Which swept through Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral (all times local):

3:55 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a Cabinet meeting Wednesday devoted to the fire’s aftermath at Notre Dame cathedral.

The presidency says one will follows that a morning session from the day focusing on the renovation job and the national fund-raising campaign.

Macron would be to talk by telephone with Pope Francis Tuesday.

The French leader has postponed a speech and a news conference aimed at responding to this yellow vest catastrophe for an extended period, to honor”a moment of federal emotion.” Macron was planning to announce steps that week addressing anti-government protesters’ issues.


3:45 p.m.

The Bishops’ Conference stated Tuesday in a statement that this will demonstrate that the solidarity of all dioceses supporting Paris and the flame at Notre Dame”is a jolt that affects far beyond just the Catholics of our nation.”

France counts 103 Catholic cathedrals.


3:25 p.m.

France’s culture ministry says the”most valuable treasures” of Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral have been spared following a devastating fire, for example, crown of thorns Catholic Madness as well as also the tunic of Saint Louis.

Culture Minister Franck Riester told reporters out Notre Dame works are being moved into the Louvre on Tuesday and Wednesday. There they eventually restored, secure and will be dehumidified.

He said that the cathedral paintings would be eliminated. He explained,”We presume they have never been damaged from the fire but there will be damage from the smoke.”

Monday’s fire dropped the spire and destroyed the cathedral roof.


3:00 p.m.

European Union chief Donald Tusk says the message of encouragement into France after the Notre Dame cathedral fire should be that”it’s not the end of the world” and that the damage will be fixed.

Tusk told Polish terrorists Tuesday at Strasbourg following a European Parliament debate on Brexit that it had been the duty of all Europeans and all Poles to give France courage following this”striking” event.


2:50 p.m.

The manager of UNESCO says expert work has to be carried out immediately to protect the staying structure of Notre Dame Cathedral .

Audrey Azoulay told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it is too premature to say if the treasured rose windows of Notre Dame are overused since art experts have not been able to study the website yet following Monday’s seemingly accidental fire.

She said”the initial 24, 48 hours” are crucial to protecting the wood and stone construction from water damage and also assessing next steps. She cautioned that portions of this cathedral remain”extremely fragile,” notably hundreds of tons of scaffolding set up round the cathedral spire which collapsed.

She said Notre Dame has”a particular spot from the world’s collective creativity.” Notre Dame is part of a UNESCO heritage site which contains the quais and islands, and UNESCO has provided its experience to help reconstruct.


2:45 p.m.

After taking part jean-Marc Fournier, the chaplain of all Paris fire brigade, is being hailed as a hero.

Speaking to reporters in the Palace, Paris’ 15th district mayor Philippe Goujon stated the Fournier played a part in the rescue of the relic and insisted on being permitted to join the edifice with fire fighters.

Fournier’s bravery had been noted already following the Nov. 2015 Bataclan assault, when he tended to the wounded and prayed on the deceased.

According to an interview he gave after that attack to Christian Family magazine, Fournier was based in Germany and in the Sarthe region that was western , prior to linking the Paris fire brigade.

He also served from the Diocese of the Armed Forces and was established for a time in Afghanistan.


2:30 p.m.

Pope Francis is supplying his own prayers that Notre Dame, the”architectural gem of a collective memory,” will once again function as a shrine to the Catholic faith, a sign of the French state and a religious and architectural present to humanity.

In a heartfelt view of condolences sent to Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit,” Francis said Tuesday that the flame was especially devastating since it came through Holy Weekthat the somber days leading up to Easter during which Christians commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Francis wrote:”This catastrophe has gravely harmed a historical building. But I am conscious it has influenced a national emblem dear to all people in the diversity of the convictions and the heart of Parisians. Because Notre Dame is the architectural gem of a collective memory, a place of gathering for good events, a witness of their faith and prayer of Catholics at the heart of the city”

Francis invoked his blessings and praised the courage of the firefighters.

2:10 p.m.

The chief architect of Cologne cathedral says it could take years to fix the damage caused by the Notre Dame cathedral by a fire.

Peter Fuessenich, who manages all construction work for its Gothic cathedral in the German city, advised broadcaster RTL on Tuesday that”it will definitely take years, perhaps even decades, until the last damage due to this dreadful fire will be entirely repaired.”

Cologne cathedral has been heavily damaged to repair it is still ongoing over 70 decades later.

Fuessenich known as the fire in Paris”a tragedy having an European dimension” as many churches and cathedrals throughout the continent were motivated from buildings in France. He explained that”when the final stone was set in Notre-Dame, the very first one was put in Cologne, and in that respect it affects us very much”

According to Fuessenich, the roof of Cologne cathedral’s was replaced during the 19th century with a iron framework, meaning.


1:50 p.m.

An agent of one of the five companies which were hired to perform on renovations on the Notre Dame cathedral’s roof says”we want more than anybody for light to be shed about the source of the play.”

Julien le Bras’ firm has 12 workers involved in the refurbishment, although none were at the right time of the flame on site.

Numerous officials have indicated the fire might have been linked to the renovation work.

Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said the analysis is in its early phases and is focusing on hearings while the website is being secured.


12:45 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth II has sent a message of sympathy to French President Emmanuel Macron after a fire.

The British monarch states she was”deeply saddened” to find that the cathedral ablaze, and expressed”sincere admiration to the emergency services who have risked their lives to try to conserve this major national monument.”

Politicians and religious leaders also have sent messages of help in rebuilding the medieval construction.


12:30 p.m.

Even the Vatican’s culture ministry has given words of hope into France after the devastating fire in Notre Dame, stating the palace is a”living creature” which was reborn ahead and certainly will continue to function as”beating heart” of all France.

A Vatican press conference was started by cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi about the cathedral with a reflection. He noted it had been a place of experience for both nonbelievers and believers attracted to its beauty and in some cases, such as the 19th century French poet Paul Claudel, were converted to the Catholic faith as a result.

The office of ravasi, whose, said the scenes of loyal and tourists yelling as Notre Dame went up in flames moved him.

He suggested that the Vatican its art specialists at the Vatican Museums, may play with a role in the rebuilding.


12:25 p.m

The Paris prosecutor says there’s no evidence of arson in the Notre Dame flame and they’re working on the assumption that the blaze was an crash.

Remy Heitz claims the analysis will be”long and complicated.”

After the blaze was put out speaking Tuesday, he explained 50 investigators are working on the probe. He says they will be interviewing employees from five firms that was hired to work on renovations on the cathedral’s roof, which was being repaired ahead of the fire and that is where the flames initially broke out.


This version corrects that 50 researchers are working on the probe, but not even just five.


11:55 a.m.

An aide claims that Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, has provided Polish and assistance specialists for the task of rebuilding fire Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral which was damaged by fire.

Krzysztof Szczerski stated Tuesday the Duda has written to state the despair and solidarity of Poland in thet reduction of heritage and ethnic identity.

Warsaw and other areas were rebuilt out of World War II rubble.

He said that the fire affected a chapel at the cathedral however wasn’t damaged.

A valuable copy of Poland’s most honored icon in addition to relicts of all Polish-born pope St. John Paul II are rescued.


11:55 a.m.

Heiko Maas wrote Twitter which French President Emmanuel Macron has called for help from external France and also”Germany stands ready to do that in close friendship”

Maas added that”we’re united in regret. Notre Dame is a portion of the cultural heritage of mankind and a symbol for Europe.”


11:40 a.m.

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of all Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s seat of learning, wrote on Facebook:”Our hearts are with our allies from France.”


10:35 a.m.

Paris’ deputy mayor says Notre Dame’s organ, among the planet’s most famous and largest, stays intact following a devastating fire at Paris’ primary cathedral.

Emmanuel Gregoire advised that a strategy to protect Notre Dame’s treasures was quickly and successfully triggered.

The remarkable organ dates to the 1730s and was constructed by Francois Thierry. It boasts an pipes.

Gregoire also clarified”enormous relief” in the salvaging of bits such as the supposed Crown of Christ.


10:20 a.m.

Egypt’s Coptic Church has expressed”profound sadness” over the huge blaze that burnt portions of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

The head of Egypt’s Copts,” Pope Tawadroz II, said in a statement that the flame was a”tremendous loss for whole humankind” and affected”among the main monuments in the world.”

The Foreign Ministry in Cairo also expressed”great regret and pain” within the flame, citing Notre Dame’s”historical and culture worth” for France and entire heritage.


10:15 a.m.

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

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


10 a.m.

Funding for the reconstruction of Notre Dame is piling up in a spectacular rate, with two of France’s wealthiest families together quickly pledging 300 million euros.

His billionaire father Francois Pinault and businessman Francois-Henri Pinault stated they had been giving 100 million euros from their own company, Artemis, to help finance repairs to the palace Monday night devastated by fire.

An announcement from Francois-Henri Pinault stated:”This catastrophe impacts all French people” and”everyone wants to restore life as promptly as possible for this jewel of our heritage.”

That donation was subsequently trumped by tycoon Bernard Arnault and his luxury goods.

LVMH called the palace a”symbol of France, its heritage and its own unity.”


9:50 a.m.

European Union leader Donald Tusk is calling on the bloc’s member nations to assist France reconstruct the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral saying the website in Paris is a sign of what binds Europe together.

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

Tusk stated:”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 deep than treaties.”

Parliament President Antonio Tajani encouraged 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 entire fire is out” at Notre Dame cathedral.

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

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


9:10 a.m.

A statement Tuesday from LVMH explained the Arnault household and the luxury goods group would make the donation to a rebuilding fund Monday evening for the palace, which was swallowed by flames.

Press reported the earlier 100 million-euro donation of the Pinault family.


8:45 a.m.

A French cultural heritage expert says France no longer has trees big enough to replace historical beams that burned in the Notre Dame fire.

Bertrand de Feydeau, vice president of preservation group Fondation du Patrimoine, told France Info radio that was built with beams more than 800 decades back from woods.

Talking Tuesdayhe said the cathedral’s roof cannot be rebuilt just as it had been before the fire as”we don’t, at the present time, have trees within our territory of their size which were cut in the 13th century.”

He explained the restoration work will need to use new technologies to rebuild the roof.


8:40 a.m.

Pros are assessing the blackened shell of Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral to establish following actions to rescue what remains after a devastating fire destroyed much of the nearly 900-year-old construction.

Together with the fire which broke out Monday evening and quickly absorbed the cathedral currently under control, attention is turning into ensuring that the structural integrity of the remaining building.

Junior Interior Minister Laurent Nunez announced that architects and other experts would meet at the cathedral ancient Tuesday”to learn whether the arrangement is secure and if the firefighters can proceed indoors to continue their job.”

Officials think about that the fire an crash, possibly as a result of restoration work happening at the global architectural treasure, but news has done nothing to quiet the national mourning.