Posted on July 20, 2020

African Migrant Detained After Fire Guts Nantes Cathedral

Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, July 19, 2020

A Rwandan migrant has been detained after a suspected arson attack gutted the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul in Nantes, France.

The authorities currently believe the Roman Catholic sanctuary, also known as Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul or simply Nantes Cathedral, was torched deliberately, with an investigation suggesting three fires were lit inside: “one at the level of the great organ and two fire starts to the left and to the right of the nave”.

Thankfully, the cathedral — begun in 1434 and constructed over hundreds of years, with the finishing touches completed only in 1891 — was not as badly damaged as Notre-Dame in Paris in 2019, although its grand organ, some historic stained glass windows, and other fixtures were lost to the inferno.