World weeps for Notre Dame Front pages lament damage to Paris cathedral

first_img [11/11] Los bomberos han conseguido entrar en la catedral durante la noche y han asegurado que pese a que la cubierta ha sido totalmente destruida, la estructura del templo “está a salvo y preservada de la destrucción total”— EL PAÍS (@el_pais) April 16, 2019 PEOPLE AROUND THE world were shocked at the sight of the Notre Dame Cathedral engulfed flames last night, as firefighters battled to contain the blaze while the world watched on.French fire services tackling the blaze have said that the main structure of the building was “saved and preserved”, although the spire and the main roof has collapsed.President Michael D Higgins offered Ireland’s solidarity with France, while US President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter air-dropping water onto the 850-year old structure (French firefighters replied to say that could cause the whole structure to collapse).So what has been the reaction elsewhere to the near-destruction of a world-famous historic structure? Here are a few front pages from around the world to gage the mood.Starting in France, Catholic newspaper La Croix captures the moment the spire of the cathedral collapses, under the headline “heart in ashes”. Source: La CroixThe left-leaning Libération has the headline “Notre Drame” or “our tragedy” on what is a very dramatic front page.  Source: Metro Newspaper UK/Twitter Notre Dame, symbol of Paris, destroyed: the @IrishTimes front page today with a poignant dispatch from @LaraMarlowe. Political digest in your email inboxes shortly.— Jennifer Bray (@Jennifer_Bray) April 16, 2019 Source: LibérationIn Ireland, the Irish Times front page also captures the moment the spire collapsed. In the UK, the Daily Mail called the blaze “an unholy inferno”, the Metro said that the “World Weeps for Notre Dame”, and The Sun headlined with “Notre Doom”.The Independent had the striking line on its front page that “nine centuries of history [was] brought crashing down in just 63 minutes”. Source: The Daily Mail Good morning, here is the front page of The Scotsman today. #NotreDame #buyapaper #scotpapers— The Scotsman (@TheScotsman) April 16, 2019 El País has also compiled a number of illustrations and cartoons of the inferno,that try to capture the mood. Source: EL PAÍS/Twitter In solidarity with the French people, The Scotsman had its front page headline in French: “La tragédie de Notre Dame”. Source: Jennifer Bray/Twitter 16 Comments France vows to rebuild after a devastating fire at Notre Dame. early look at Tuesday’s front page…— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 16, 2019 Source: The Guardian/Twitter In Spain, the ‘paper of record’ ABC goes with the headline “Arde Notre Dame, Memoria Cristiana de Europa,” or “Notre Dame burns, a Christian memory of Europe”; while El País explains the structure of Notre Dame in this graphic. In @PatBagley’s cartoon, Lady Liberty has France on the mind in light of the Notre Dame fire— The Salt Lake Tribune (@sltrib) April 15, 2019 ‘World weeps for Notre Dame’: Front pages lament damage to Paris cathedral ABC, the paper of record in Spain, called Notre Dame “a Christian memory of Europe”.center_img Source: The Salt Lake Tribune/Twitter The Guardian front page, Tuesday 16 April 2019: Inferno devastates Notre Dame— The Guardian (@guardian) April 15, 2019 Source: New York Daily News/Twitter Share234 Tweet Email1 Short URL Tuesday 16 Apr 2019, 8:27 AM Source: The Scotsman/Twitter Source: The Sun Apr 16th 2019, 8:27 AM By Gráinne Ní Aodha The one advantage print journalism still holds over digital is the unsurpassed power of a great front page.Tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph. #NotreDame— Niall Stanage (@NiallStanage) April 15, 2019 The New York Times headlined with “A France in Turmoil Weeps for a Symbol of Paris’s Enduring Identity”, while the Salt Lake Tribune made the connection between the Statue of Liberty and the country that gifted her to the US in this cartoon. 23,564 Views Source: Niall Stanage/Twitter Tuesday’s front page:WORLD WEEPS FOR NOTRE DAME#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #skypapers— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) April 15, 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more