By Jeffrey Rodack, Newsmax, April 16, 2019
Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, is being hailed as a hero after he rushed in the blazing Notre Dame cathedral to save Jesus Christ’s Crown of Thorns.
As emergency workers formed a “human chain” to pull out historic relics, he also was able to save the Blessed Sacrament.
The crown had been brought to Paris by French King Louis IX in 1238, according to Ireland’s radio station NewsTalk. It was rarely displayed in public. The Blessed Sacrament is a devotional name for the body and blood of Christ is the form of consecrated bread and wine, the radio station noted.
“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.”
And it is not the first time he’s been called a hero. The chaplain rushed into a Paris music venue in 2015 after ISIS murdered 89 people, The Sun noted. He prayed over the dead and comforted those who were injured.
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