the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, promises to rebuild Notre Dame.
He will seek international financial assistance for reconstruction.
In a speech in front of the church late Monday evening said a clearly concerned Macron with tears in her eyes, that "the worst is avoided" and thank the firemen who have saved the church's two towers and the facade.
Macron promises that he will find 'the best' to rebuild the church.
the President credited at the same time the firemen for their courage and professionalism.
This writes the news agency Reuters.
Unesco, the UN organization for education, culture, communication and science, promise to support the reconstruction of the Notre Dame.
- Unesco is monitoring the situation closely and stand by France's side in order to save and rebuild this priceless legacy, writes the secretary-general of the Unesco Audrey Azoulay on Twitter.
Notre Dame has been on the Unesco world heritage site since 1991.
the Fire broke out at 18.50 on Monday, and it spread with great speed and intensity.
The many flames threatened to destroy the many treasures inside the church.
the Church spire toppled because of the fire, and the church's roof is gone.
the Firemen managed to save the foundation and the church's two towers.
Several of the world's leaders are horrified at the fire in the iconic church.
On Twitter, writes the prime minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen (V):
It makes me hurt to see one of the greatest symbols of France in the brand. Paris without Notre Dame is not Paris. As just expressed to my friend, Emmanuel Macron, is my thoughts are with the French people.
Notre Dame belongs to the whole humanity. It has inspired writers, painters, philosophers, and visitors who have come from all over the world, says EU commission president Jean Claude Juncker.
Paris' Notre Dame is the whole of Europe's Notre Dame. We are all in Paris today, says EU president Donald Tusk.
President Emmanuel Macron were on Monday night spoke to the nation about how he will react to the recent months of large demonstrations in France. But he canceled his speech because of the fire.
There have been a number of people both inside and outside of the church when the fire occurred. Inside the church was preparing for easter and the catholic ceremonies that symbolizes Jesus' death and resurrection, since all had to be evacuated.
Notre Dame was completed in the mid 1300-century. It took about 200 years to construct it.
Its fame grew, as the author Victor Hugo in 1831, published the novel 'the Hunchback of Notre Dame'.