Wed, 24 Jul 2019

The fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral was home to some of the most praised artefacts in Catholicism, such as the crown of thorns believed to have been worn by Jesus before his crucifixion as well as the tunic worn by Saint Louis, a 13th-century king of France (Louis IX). Both of these relics were saved from the fire.

Euronews correspondent Anelise Borges was at the scene capturing the reactions of Parisians in front of the cathedral. In a live broadcast with anchor Isabelle Kumar, she described the streets around Île de la Cite - where the cathedral is located - as "absolutely packed".

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