ARSON: Saint-Etienne: the crèche of the St-Charles cathedral burned down
Saint-Etienne: the crèche of the St-Charles cathedral burned down
Arson destroyed the Nativity scene of the Cathedral in Saint-Etienne on Friday night.The flames were partially extinguished with holy water.
It is obviously a deliberate fire that took place this Friday afternoon in the crèche of the Cathedral of Saint Charles. The events took place between 5:45 pm and 6:00 pm precisely, before the service in two places of the cathedral.
One or more individuals set fire to the Christmas crib. The Faithful present managed to extinguish the flames with the water from the holy water font. Another fire was lit under the St Mary chapel.
This Saturday morning, alerted by social networks, many parishioners came to note the damage. The crèche is largely destroyed and some figures broken and charred. Muslims, shocked by the news, came spontaneously to offer their help to clean.
Although upset, the Sexton of the Cathedral does not want to succumb to despair.
“I will immediately put the figurines in the middle of the crib with a huge bouquet of roses”. In a statement, the mayor of the city Gaël Perdriau speaks this morning about “the desecration of a place of worship”.
Gilles Artigue the borough chairman of the UDI [french political party, right center, Union of the Democrat and Independents] evokes an “act of vandalism.As per usual, the politicians are attempting to diminish the purposeful destruction of Western culture, and the insult, and threat that lies in the act.
That's why these politicians need to go.