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Hero priest saves precious artifacts from Notre Dame Cathedral fire, but the fate of many treasures remains unknown


By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News

Paris in shock after fire destroys Notre Dame Cathedral



A French priest has been hailed a hero for saving the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns from Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral during the blaze on Monday - but the fate of other precious treasures remains unknown.





The cathedral caught on fire Monday late afternoon amid renovations, threatening to destroy one of the greatest architectural landmarks in the Western world.


Paris fire chief Jean-Claude Gallet said the church’s structure had been saved after firefighters managed to stop the fire spreading to the northern belfry. The fire is being treated as an accident, with the Paris prosecutors’ office ruling out arson and possible terror-related motives.

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PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 16: Historical artifacts that were saved from Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral are stored in a room of the Paris City Hall on April 16, 2019 in Paris, France. A fire broke out on Monday afternoon and quickly spread across the building, collapsing the spire. The cause is unknown but officials said it was possibly linked to ongoing renovation work.

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 16: Historical artifacts that were saved from Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral are stored in a room of the Paris City Hall on April 16, 2019 in Paris, France. A fire broke out on Monday afternoon and quickly spread across the building, collapsing the spire. The cause is unknown but officials said it was possibly linked to ongoing renovation work. (Chesnot/Getty Images)



NOTRE DAME'S GOLDEN ALTAR CROSS SEEN GLOWING AS IMAGES EMERGE FROM INSIDE SHOWING FIRE-RAVAGED CATHEDRAL

Many people remain concerned about the possible permanent damage caused to the treasures inside the cathedral, including an iconic statue known as Notre Dame de Paris depicting the Virgin Mary and Jesus; and the Statue of St. Dennis.

The fate of the 17th-century portrait of St. Thomas Aquinas at the fountain of wisdom and the 1716 “Visitation” painting remain unclear.

At least three artifacts were confirmed to have been lost. Those include a separate fragment of the Holy Crown of Thorns, a relic of St Denis, and another relic of St Geneviève, the Guardian reported.

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Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade who also played a key role in supporting Parisians following the 2015 terror attack in Paris, saved the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns (pictured) after he went in with the firefighters.

Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade who also played a key role in supporting Parisians following the 2015 terror attack in Paris, saved the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns (pictured) after he went in with the firefighters. (Getty)

But thanks to one French priest, there’s at least two artifacts that definitely avoided destruction.

Jean-Marc Fournier, the chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade who also played a key role in supporting Parisians following the 2015 Bataclan terror attack, saved the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns after he went in with the firefighters, Sky News reported.

“Father Fournier is an absolute hero,” an emergency services member said. “He showed no fear at all as he made straight for the relics inside the cathedral, and made sure they were saved. He deals with life and death every day, and shows no fear.”

The Crown of Thorns is believed to be a remnant of the wreath of thorns placed on the head of Jesus Christ at his crucifixion, which French monarch Louis IX brought to Paris in the 13th century.

The Blessed Sacrament, meanwhile, is a name for the body and blood of Christ in the form of consecrated bread and wine. It’s displayed on an altar in a monstrance.


Other artifacts that weren’t affected by the fire include the Rose windows, three round glass windows dating back to the 13th century. The Archbishop of Paris said all three have been saved.

Other artifacts that weren’t affected by the fire include the Rose windows, three round glass windows dating back to the 13th century. The Archbishop of Paris said all three have been saved. (Getty)

Other artifacts that weren’t affected by the fire include the Rose windows, three round glass windows dating back to the 13th century. The Archbishop of Paris said all three have been saved, BFM TV reported.

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The Great Organ, originally built in 1403, has been saved as well as the Tunic of Saint Louis which said to belong to King Louis.

The True Cross and Holy Nails, the physical remnants from the cross upon which Jesus was crucified, were initially thought to have been lost in the fire, but French media reports say they were saved.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Some of those things would be irreplaceable. Even from a historical point of view, no matter what your
faith is. There are old churches in Boston, New England and the old South that would be the same way.
One in Boston has a glassed in display of one of the very first Bibles ever reprinted on a printing press.
It's priceless.
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Maybe the church will wake up and understand this could happen at the Vatican too and clean out the basement and put there historic relics and papers in more then one place.

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I don't know how engulfed the cathedral was when the priest went into the burning building, but "heroic" isn't sufficient in regard to the magnitude of the "value" saved, which is immeasurable in dollars.

Welder's Fire Management Plan - $350.00
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Saving Christ's Crown of Thorns - PRICELESS


The Firefighters deserve tremendous praise too for saving what remains...just saying.
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Some jerk was thinking of doing this in NYC. I'm glad they busted him before he could.
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Copycat scumbag. Glad he got caught too.

Didn't LE get a lead on the black church arsonist that has been striking lately?
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ARGENT. Copycatters deserve BANG FLOP. CHARLIE.
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