Parisian chaplain, Jean Marc Fournier, has been named a hero by those of the Catholic faith for diving headfirst into the burning Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris to save what is believed to be Jesus’ Crown of Thorns. Fournier entered Notre Dame mid-burn alongside firefighters.
— Etienne Loraillère ن (@Eloraillere) April 15, 2019
While the cathedral burned on Monday night, he took what he could of the hundreds of priceless historical and biblical artefacts. He told CNN, “The police took the crown and I took the holy sacrament.” Fournier holds keys to Notre Dame, meaning he was able to remove the precious relics from the building.
Across news and social media, Jean Marc Fournier is being praised for his very brave efforts to save one of the most important artefacts to the Catholic faith.
1. Military chaplain in Afghanistan.
2. Prayed over the dead, and nursed survivors of the Bataclan attack.
3. Rescued the crown of thorns, believed to contain remnants of thorns worn by Jesus, from the Notre Dame fire.
– some heroes actually do wear capes. pic.twitter.com/EwRuGpILxU
— dan barker (@danbarker) April 16, 2019
The Fire Department Chaplain
Is the man who saved the Blessed Sacrament and Crown of Thorns from the fire
— Catholic Arena (@CatholicArena) April 15, 2019
To quote the tweet above, some heroes absolutely do wear capes. Big, cool, billowy capes.
Image Credit: Phillip Wojazer