Trump calls Pope Francis to offer condolences over Notre Dame de Paris

Trump calls Pope Francis to offer condolences over Notre Dame de Paris

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White House Press Room with Notre Dame fire footage playing on monitors, April 15, 2019, (Photo ©2019 Doug Christian/TMN)
White House Press Room with Notre Dame fire footage playing on monitors on Monday.(Photo ©2019 Doug Christian/TMN)

THE WHITE HOUSE – President Donald Trump said he has offered condolences to Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron for the devastating fire in Notre Dame de Paris, he said.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday afternoon:


White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders sent out a press release detailing Trump’s call with Pope Francis, saying that the president “offered his condolences for the destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral, one of Europe’s most important religious structures. President Trump also praised the Cathedral’s amazing beauty and great symbolism – offering America’s assistance with the rebuilding effort. The President and the Pope also discussed alleviating the suffering of the Venezuelan people and leading the country to a democratic transition.”

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