- French prosecutors have said there was no arson involved in the fire that had engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The catastrophic fire was a result of an accident.
- The cathedral, whose name means Our Lady, is the seat of the archbishop of Paris. The cathedral is owned by the state.
- The foundation stone of the Notre-Dame was laid in 1163 by Pope Alexander III during the reign of King Louis VII. The construction of the cathedral was completed in the 13th century. It lies at the eastern end of the Île de la Cité, a small island in the middle of the river Seine River, Paris.
- People across the globe have lamented the destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral. French President has pledged to rebuild the Notre Dame and has promised that an immediate fundraising campaign would be launched.
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