The news was super quick to say "possibly due to ongoing renovation". Until it's 100% confirmed I'm gonna be super doubtful, and even then I'll be doubtful. There's been many burned churches all throughout France in recent years and we know exactly who's responsible and I wouldn't be surprised if this was also the case here.
i will absolutely never forget driving to school and listening to reports of the 9/11 attacks on the radio and sitting in English class watching the live coverage. Stunning in a way I haven't felt stunned very often, if ever, before or after.
To be fair, there have been a series of anti-catholic attacks in France including arsons of holy places and the desecration of the blessed sacrament. Though, jumping to conclusions never helped anyone and so far the fire appears to be linked to the previous restorations.
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The prosecutor's office is launching an investigation, seems odd for an "accident".
I mean I could understand the fire department launching an investigation to know the exact cause but involving the prosecutor's office so early doesn't add up , at least not in my head but I admit I'm not entirely familiar with the proper procedure in such a case.
Yes because a building that was completed 850 years ago and has survived revolutions and world wars, not to mention countless renovations suddenly burns down, it seems extremely odd to me. I mean the precautions during such renovations must be insane so I can't help but think that it being deliberate is a distinct possibility, especially with so many churches being burned down throughout France by arsonists.
It is the 4th church in 3 Month in France that was lit on fire
The fire started 5-6 minutes after they closed. NO all facts so far indicate that this was arson. Who did it? I do not know but this looks highly suspicous
Anger as France sees 10 Catholic churches attacked in ONE week - 'God will forgive, NOT ME
Catholic churches in France are being targeted with arson attacks, vandalism, desecration of holy statues, and the destruction of the Eucharist. The attacks have been happening since the start of the year.
The Church of St. Sulpice in Paris, where the Da Vinci Code movie was filmed, was set on fire just after midday mass on Sunday, Le Parisien reports. Firefighters and police said the blaze was an arson attack.