Michelle Obama tells Paris audience: 'Unite because Notre Dame will be rebuilt'

America's former First Lady Michelle Obama today urged the people of Paris to unite in response to the Notre Dame fire.

"Now is the time to be strong and have faith," she said during a visit to the French capital where she's promoting her new book. 

She said she couldn't believe it when she first heard the cathedral was ablaze. 

The former first lady revealed that she had visited Notre Dame as a child during her first trip abroad.

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    America's former First Lady was told of the fire by her security driver while in Paris promoting her new book. Source: Associated Press

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