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The Crown of Thorns Relic Saved from Notre Dame Shown to Public


A venerated relic saved from flames during the April fire at Notre Dame Cathedral has been presented to the public in Paris.

The Crown of Thorns is purported to be the 1 placed on the head of Jesus at his crucifixion. King Louis IX brought it to Paris in the 13th Century.

Firefighters rescued the relic and other treasures as Notre Dame’s spire collapsed and roof burned away.

It has been kept in a safe at the Louvre museum and was removed for only the 2nd time for a veneration ceremony at St Germain l’Auxerrois church Friday.

The Crown is made of rushes wrapped into a wreath and tied with gold filament. Parts of it are held in places besides the Louvre.

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