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13:50  16 april  2019
13:50  16 april  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A French priest who helped comfort the wounded after the worst terrorist attack on Paris this century has emerged as the hero of the Notre - Dame fire. "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

Notre - Dame : Revered Artwork and Relics Threatened by Blaze. Notre Dame de Paris held a priceless collection of art and relics including the This is not the first time the priest has served the people of Paris during a national tragedy. © Reuters Saved treasures from Notre - Dame Cathedral.

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A French priest who helped comfort the wounded after the worst terrorist attack on Paris this century has emerged as the hero of the Notre-Dame fire.

Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, saved the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns from the burning cathedral on Monday night when he bravely went in with firefighters.

It had been feared that both religious artefacts would be lost to the raging fire which engulfed the iconic building.

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A priest who comforted the wounded in the Bataclan concert hall after the Paris terror attacks in 2015 joined a human chain of firefighters to help save priceless religious relics from the burning Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday night. Jean-Marc Fournier, the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, insisted

The iconic 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral has been devastated by a major fire, which toppled its iconic 300-foot spire, gutted its interior, and caused its Watch the heartbreaking moment Notre Dame cathedral's spire collapsed below: Father Fournier began his career as a Catholic priest in Germany

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"Father Fournier is an absolute hero," a member of the emergency services 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."

Etienne Loraillere, an editor for France’s KTO Catholic television network, said Fournier "went with the firefighters into Notre Dame Cathedral to save the Crown of Thorns and the Blessed Sacrament".

This is not the first time the priest has served the people of Paris during a national tragedy. Revealed: 'Fearless' priest saved priceless relics from burning Notre-Dame © Reuters Saved treasures from Notre-Dame Cathedral.

He went inside the Bataclan music venue in Paris on 13 November, 2015, after Islamic State terrorist murdered 89 people using guns and explosives.

The priest prayed over the dead and comforted those who were injured or had lost loved ones.

"I gave collective absolution, as the Catholic Church authorises me," Fournier said at the time. Revealed: 'Fearless' priest saved priceless relics from burning Notre-Dame © Reuters Firefighters douse flames of the burning Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Father Fournier, who is in his 50s, started his career as Catholic priest in Germany, and then moved to the Sarthe department of France.

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City

Pictures of Notre-Dame Before the Fire: A Cathedral That Defined a City When the architects of Cathedral of Notre-Dame set to work some 850 years ago, their goals were nothing if not ambitious. © Jean-Sebastien Evrard/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Notre-Dame is one of Paris’s most famous landmarks, drawing about 13 million visitors a year. The church’s sanctuary, they decreed, must be taller than any built before. The nave would rise 108 feet, and the two 223-feet-tall towers would cast a far-reaching shadow over the roofs of Paris. © Getty Notre-Dame around 1900.

A French priest has been hailed a hero for entering the burning Notre - Dame Cathedral to save priceless relics from the flames. The chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, Jean-Marc Fournier, entered the burning cathedral on Monday night and saved the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns.

A heroic priest risked his life as he ran into the burning Notre Dame to save priceless relics . The Guardian report a plan to protect Notre Dame ’s treasures had been rapidly and successfully activated when the building went up in flames, ensuring many of the priceless items were protected.

He joined the Armed Forces diocese in 2004, spending seven years working with the army all over the world. Revealed: 'Fearless' priest saved priceless relics from burning Notre-Dame © Getty Flames and smoke are seen billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedra.

In Afghanistan he survived an ambush in which 10 soldiers were killed.

The Crown of Thorns is purported to be a relic of the wreath of thorns placed on the head of Jesus Christ at his crucifixion. It was brought to Paris in 1238 by French monarch Louis IX.

The hallowed object was contained in an elaborate gold case which was stored in the cathedral's treasury and is only occasionally displayed for people to see.

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Revealed: 'Fearless' priest saved priceless relics from burning Notre-Dame

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