PARIS, France (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday committed to rebuilding Notre-Dame cathedral within five years after a fire gutted the cathedral.
“We will rebuild Notre Dame even more beautifully and I want it to be completed in five years, we can do it,” Macron said in a television address to the nation.
“It is up to us to change this disaster into an opportunity to come together, having deeply reflected on what we have been and what we have to be and become better than we are. It is up to us to find the thread of our national project.”
Reporting by John Irish and Jean-Baptiste Vey; editing by Sarah White