Donald Trump Calls Pope Francis to Offer Reconstruction Support for Notre Dame

Pope Fransis and President Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump spoke with Pope Francis on Wednesday to offer condolences after the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.

“Just had a wonderful conversation with Pope Francis offering condolences from the People of the United States for the horrible and destructive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Restoration of the famous Catholic cathedral will take several years and billions of dollars after the destructive fire on Monday.

Trump offered assistance for the process from the United States.

“I offered the help of our great experts on renovation and construction as I did in my conversation yesterday with President Emmanuel Macron of France,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The fire occurred during Holy Week, just prior to Easter Sunday, which prompted the president to recognize the season.

“I also wished both Pope Francis and President Macron a very Happy Easter!” Trump said.

The White House revealed in a statement the president and the pope also discussed “the suffering of the Venezuelan people and leading the country to a democratic transition.”

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