French president wants fire-ravaged Notre Dame rebuilt within 5 years

By Angela Charlton, John Leicester, Sylvie Corbet, Elaine Ganley, Nicole Winfield and Colleen Barry
Updated April 17 2019 - 6:50am, first published 6:47am

The inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue effort saved the monument's "most precious treasures," including the relic revered as Jesus' Crown of Thorns, officials said Tuesday.

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