French billionaire, Francois-Henri Pinault pledges 100 million euros to help rebuild Notre Dame

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A French billionaire has pledged 100 million euros to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral as a defiant President Macron launches a national fundraising campaign to restore the building to its former glory.

Francois-Henri Pinault, who is married to Hollywood actress Salma Hayek, pledged 100 million euros towards the rebuilding of the cathedral.

On Monday evening,the blaze destroyed the roof of the 850-year-old UNESCO world heritage landmark ,leaving many in tears and praying .

A visibly emotional president Macron, spoke outside the gothic cathedral and said a national fundraising campaign to restore Notre Dame would be launched Tuesday, as he called on the world’s ‘greatest talents’ to help.

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