Rescuers work through night to save priceless Notre Dame Cathedral relics

The relics included the Crown of Thorns, which is believed to have been worn on the head of Jesus Christ as he carried the cross to his crucifixion.
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Finally tonight, the crown of thorns saved. Tonight, hundreds gathering outside the notre dame cathedral, praying, lighting candles, remembering. Inside, we have now learned of the rescuers who worked through the night, even with the fire raging, to save the priceless relics, the history, including the crown of thorns. What the gospel says was put on Jesus by Roman soldiers while he was carrying the cross. It has been in the church's possession for almost 800 years. Paris's mayor tonight saying this man, jean-marc Fournier, the Paris fire brigade chaplain, was a hero in this, insisting on entering with firefighters to help rescue the crown. Our partners at national geographic getting rare access of the crown while recently producing "The story of god" with Morgan Freeman. The crown, which is made of reeds, of herbs, of weeds, and they put it in this circle of glass, actually, with gold around there. And they put this glass thing and they sealed it to preserve it from air, from pollution, from contact. Reporter: Tonight, preserved it had been custom the first Friday of every month, the crown would be put on public display. People come there with their sufferings, with their hopes, and they come to this crown. It's very, very moving. Reporter: Moving. And that crown saved tonight. And throughout Paris and the world, hope it will soon be on display again. I'm David Muir. I hope to ������������������

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