The fire in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame moved the whole world. Because of the unique Gothic Church is not only a Paris landmark, it is also a world heritage site. As one of the First evening, the President and Emmanuel Macron, who writes on Twitter, responding on Monday, he parts the “feelings of a whole Nation”. Shocked and horrified, many Parisians and tourists who flock to the banks of the river Seine near the Île de la Cité together. “This is a tragedy,” says Philippe, came over with his bike. “We prepare ourselves for Easter – if there is any Moment to Pray, now is the time.” A woman says on the verge of tears: “Notre Dame is Paris, she is a part of us.”


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breaks my “It’s terrible”, says the British tourist Nathalie Cadwallader. “And after all the terrible events in Paris,” emphasizes the 42-Year-old, referring to the Islamist attacks in Paris in January 2015. Also in Germany, the horror is a great one: German Chancellor Angela Merkel hurt via her spokesman Steffen Seibert to explain, do it “, to see these terrible images” of the burning Cathedral. Notre Dame was not only a Symbol of France, but of the European culture.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “I am following minute by minute, the fire, the Notre-Dame in Paris and has Packed. Notre-Dame belongs to the whole humanity. What a sad sight. I share the feelings of the French Nation, which are also ours.”

In the social media, people Express their Horrified. “Such a sad day for Europe. Hundreds of years of history crumbling literally before our eyes,” writes a Twitter user. “Our Notre Dame, our history, our heritage goes up in smoke. Indescribable sadness in the face of the Unspeakable,” writes a Frenchman. “Notre Dame de Paris will remain in our eyes are always the most Beautiful. It breaks my heart to see how she rises tonight, up in smoke,” commented another.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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