'Our lady of tears': news headlines on Notre Dame fire
Front pages of French and British newspapers are filled with images of 850-year-old Gothic cathedral ablaze.
The fire that broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral, destroying the roof and causing the spire to collapse in front of horrified onlookers, is the lead story on the front pages in both France and the UK today.
We lead with the French papers, which devote their front pages to the story and striking images of the blaze. La Croix, a French Catholic newspaper, has the headline: “Le coeur en cendres” (Heart in ashes).
Les Echos calls it “La tragédie de Paris” (The tragedy of Paris), adding that the “violent fire” had “ravaged” the cathedral, leading to “considerable worldwide emotion”.
Le Parisien’s headline is “Notre-Dame des Larmes” (Our lady of tears).
Le Figaro calls it “Le désastre” (The disaster) and says that “testimonies of solidarity and sadness had flooded in from all over the world”.