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A native of Rwanda confessed to the burning of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul of the XV century in the French city of Nantes. Reported by the Associated Press.
Migrant, previously arrested in the case of fire, was released but then detained again on 25 July. On interrogation he admitted that he committed the arson in three places: under a big body at a small on and near the electrical panel. About his motives are not reported.
Man on a voluntary basis worked at the Church.
He was arrested July 18, and then released without charge.
The fire in the temple occurred on July 18 around 7:30 local time and was extinguished on the evening of the same day. No casualties were reported. It is known that the Prosecutor’s office does not exclude the version of a deliberate arson. At the same time, forced entry of the Cathedral was found.
The Cathedral of Peter and Paul was founded in 1434 and was built before 1891. This is one of the largest Gothic churches of France — at the height of it is only six meters below the Eiffel tower. The fire burned on the seventeenth-century, stained-glass Windows of the XVI century and a painting of the XIX century work of Hippolytus Flandrena.
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