Paris — Pledges to donate millions of euros in cash and materials poured in Tuesday in the aftermath of a massive fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, which firefighters were still fighting to extinguish more than 12 hours after it started. President Emmanuel Macron has vowed the emblematic church will be rebuilt after its spire and roof collapsed on Monday night in a blaze thought to be linked to extensive renovation work. French billionaire Bernard Arnault announced on Tuesday that he and the LVMH luxury conglomerate he controls would give €200m for the reconstruction efforts. The pledge came after Arnault’s crosstown rival Kering, the fashion group founded by fellow billionaire Francois Pinault, offered €100m to help “completely rebuild Notre-Dame”. The privately run French Heritage Foundation has already launched a call for donations to help restore a “symbol of French history and culture”. Valerie Pecresse, president of the Ile-de-France region comprising the greater Pa...

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