A volunteer who worked at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Nantes confessed to setting the Church on fire, according to the Ouest France newspaper.
The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul caught fire on July 18. The fire lasted for several hours, and the Cathedral, in particular, destroyed a large organ. The Prosecutor’s office suspected deliberate arson. The next day, a 39-year-old volunteer from Rwanda was detained, who was helping at the temple and had to lock the doors on the day of the fire. He was later released without charge.
Yesterday, June 25, the man was detained for the second time. The investigating judge charged him with arson.
The volunteer pleaded guilty. He said that he set fire to the Cathedral in three places-under the big organ, under the small organ, and at the electric board. What was the motive for this action is not reported?
The arsonist faces up to ten years in prison and a fine of 150,000 euros.