Outrage over the Cathedral fire And burn a Church

In the shock of the fire in the Cathedral of Nantes has mixed on Sunday rage. The French heritage Officer Stéphane Bern defendant on Saturday morning, allegedly

Outrage over the Cathedral fire And burn a Church

In the shock of the fire in the Cathedral of Nantes has mixed on Sunday rage. The French heritage Officer Stéphane Bern defendant on Saturday morning, allegedly by arson, damage caused as a sign of a "terrible nihilism". "One wonders what has become of our society if nothing makes more sense and has value," he said of the newspaper "Le Parisien". "We are faced with the Problem of living together, when you are attacking places of worship."

Michaela Wiegel

Political correspondent, based in Paris.

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zuzusperren The police took on Saturday afternoon, a 39-year-old man from Rwanda who had been commissioned as a volunteer to the entrances to the Cathedral on Friday evening. In his presentation, there have been inconsistencies, informed the state's attorney. The man had been housed by the Church and fed him the expulsion was threatened, however, in his home. His residence permit was not renewed, which he had complained in the days before the fire, informed the state's attorney. It is, however, premature to him of the arson suspect.

The fire broke out in herds on Saturday morning, three in Fire, under the organ in the main nave and the two Aisles. The organ from the year 1620, which had survived the last major fire in 1972, unharmed, was almost totally destroyed. Organ mistress Marie-Thérèse Jehan, who looked at the damage on Saturday afternoon, said in tears: "This hits me in the Mark. One of the largest and oldest organs in France is irretrievably lost.“ Three hours, the fire service needed people to bring the fire under control. Also the painted glass Windows from the 15th century. Century, the go back to Anne de Bretagne, suffered heavy damage, an has been completely destroyed. On the first photos that were released by the diocese, are charred pile of debris in the interior, remains of the main organ, which fell to the floor.

Updated Date: 19 July 2020, 13:19

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