A refugee from Rwanda, who worked as a volunteer in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Nantes (France), confessed to the arson. About it on July 26, reports channel BFMTV.
“He bitterly regrets the facts, and the recognition that was his release. My client today is overcome with remorse and amazed by the scale of the events”, – said the lawyer of the migrant Quentin Scraper.
The man confessed that he committed the arson in three places: under a big body at a small on and near the electrical panel. He was charged with destruction and damage by fire, by placing him into custody.
The Abbot of Nantes Cathedral last week, said that volunteering was a Rwandan with which he is familiar “four or five years.” According to him, a volunteer several years ago found refuge in France.
“I trust he, like all employees,” said Hubert Champenois.
39-year-old man was a volunteer with the diocese on a voluntary basis. He was responsible for the closure of the Cathedral on the evening of 17 July, after which there was a fire.
Motives are still unknown.
On the morning of 18 July in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Nantes, a fire broke out. The fire was localized in about two hours after the arrival of firefighters.
The cause of the fire is not established, however, militiamen do not exclude that the temple was set on fire.
The fire completely destroyed a large body, also burned a significant portion of the interior of the Church.
The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Nantes is the largest Gothic Church in the historical territory of Brittany and one of the largest in the whole of France – only six metres below the Notre Dame Cathedral. It was built during the XV–XIX centuries. The Cathedral was seriously damaged during the Second world war from the bombing, as well as in 1972 when fire destroyed the roof of the building.