Macron Vows To Rebuild A 'more Beautiful' Notre-Dame In 5 Years
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Apr, 2019 ) :President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame "even more beautifully" within five years, as all of France's cathedrals prepared to ring their bells on Wednesday to mark 48 hours since the colossal fire began.
Macron announced the fast timescale for restoration -- a process some experts said would take decades -- in an address to the nation where he hailed how the disaster had shown the capacity of France to mobilize and unite.
An unknown number of artefacts and paintings have been lost and the main organ, which had close to 8,000 pipes, has also suffered damage.
"We will rebuild the cathedral even more beautifully and I want it to be finished within five years," Macron said from the Elysee Palace. "And we can do it." Macron said that the dramatic fire had brought out the best in a country riven with divisions and since November shaken by sometimes violent protests against his rule.
"Our history never stops and that we will always have trials to overcome," he added.