Washington D.C., Apr 17, 2019 / 12:10 pm
President Donald Trump and Pope Francis spoke on the phone Wednesday afternoon, with the president pledging to assist with the rebuilding of Notre-Dame de Paris.
"Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with His Holiness Pope Francis. The President offered his condolences for the destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral, one of Europe's most important religious structures," said a readout of the call from Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Trump also commented on the Cathedral's "amazing beauty and great symbolism."
The two leaders also spoke on matters related to the current crisis in Venezuela, and how to best assist the people of that country during the current political crisis.