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World Nantes cathedral fire: the diocese volunteer confessed

12:15  26 july  2020
12:15  26 july  2020 Source:   parismatch.com

Nantes cathedral fire: Roselyne Bachelot's helicopter trip which poses a problem

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A church volunteer has been rearrested in connection with a fire that devastated the cathedral in the French city of Nantes . A prosecutor quoted by Le Monde said the suspect - a Rwandan refugee who worked as a warden at the cathedral - had admitted causing the fire . His lawyer told another

NANTES , France (Reuters) - French police investigating the fire that engulfed the 15th-century Nantes Cathedral last week have rearrested a Rwandan The 39-year-old man, who worked as a volunteer warden at the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, was questioned again on Saturday by

A week after the fire in Nantes cathedral, a diocese volunteer confessed and was placed in pre-trial detention overnight from Saturday to Sunday for "destruction and damage by fire". “My client cooperated,” the lawyer for the accused, Me Quentin Chabert, told the daily Presse-Océan. "He bitterly regrets the facts and bringing up this was a liberation for him. My client is now consumed with remorse and overwhelmed by the magnitude of the events," he said. The "man" admitted, during the examination of the first appearance before the examining magistrate, having lit the three fires in the cathedral: on the large organ, the small organ and in an electrical panel ", specified the prosecutor of the Republic of Nantes Pierre Sennès on a daily basis. This 39-year-old man, who was responsible for closing the cathedral the day before the fire, was indicted "on charges of destruction and damage by fire and placed in pre-trial detention by the judge of freedoms and detention, "the prosecutor said in a statement. The rector of Nantes cathedral, Father Hubert Champenois, explained last week that the volunteer was a" Rwandan, who had come to take refuge in France. a few years ago. "According to the rector, the volunteer is" serving as an altar "and he had known him" for four or five years. "" I have confidence in him as in all collaborators, "he explained to AFP. The volunteer was taken into police custody on 1 July 8 a few hours after the fire and the opening of the investigation, then released the following evening. The investigators wanted to question him because after the fire no trace of break-in had been found on the accesses to the building in which three starting points of fire had been observed. Within the framework of this investigation, "more than thirty people" were heard and twenty investigators of the judicial police were mobilized, with in particular the reinforcement of the central laboratory of the prefecture of police of Paris, in order to determine the cause. of the fire, according to the prosecutor. The volunteer was again arrested and placed in police custody on Saturday morning, then presented in the evening to the Nantes prosecutor's office, which opened a judicial investigation, before being indicted and placed in pre-trial detention. He incurs for this offense "a penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of 150,000 euros," said Pierre Sennés in an email sent overnight. "Three points of fire" The investigation revealed the existence of three distinct points of fire in the cathedral of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul. "Between the great organ, which is on the facade on the first floor and the other lights, you have almost the entire distance from the cathedral. They are still at a substantial distance from each other", noted the day of the fire the prosecutor. The alert was given on July 18 around 7:45 am by passers-by who had seen flames coming out of the cathedral. It took about two hours for the firefighters to contain the fire which destroyed a painting by Hippolyte Flandrin from the 19th century and the great organ. Apart from the great organ of which "very few, if at all, elements will be saved", according to Philippe Charron, head of the heritage department at the DRAC (Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs), "most of the works have been saved" and are stored "in particular in the castle of Nantes". "We will count in weeks the safety of the site, (...) in months the investigation which will be done stone by stone" and, concerning the duration of the reconstruction site preceded by a study phase, " there, the unit will rather be the year ", estimated Mr. Charron. The state "will play its full part" in the reconstruction, promised Prime Minister Jean Castex, who came to Nantes to congratulate the firefighters on the day of the fire. The fire at Nantes cathedral, which occurred 15 months after that of Notre-Dame de Paris, aroused great emotion among the people of Nantes, some of whom have remembered a previous fire in the building on January 28, 1972 The construction of this cathedral, in a flamboyant Gothic style, lasted several centuries (from 1434 to 1891).

Rwandan asylum seeker admits to setting French cathedral on fire

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A church volunteer has admitted being behind a fire that severely damaged Nantes ' St. Peter's and St. Paul's Cathedral on July 18 and has been charged The 39-year-old man was taken into custody and questioned shortly after the incident due to the fact that he had been closing the cathedral on Friday

NANTES , France (Reuters) - French police investigating the fire that engulfed the 15th-century Nantes Cathedral last week have rearrested a Rwandan The 39-year-old man, who worked as a volunteer warden at the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, was questioned again on Saturday by

  Incendie de la cathédrale de Nantes : le bénévole du diocèse a avoué © REUTERS / Stephane Mahe

A week after the fire in the cathedral of Nantes , a volunteer from the diocese confessed and was placed in provisional detention overnight from Saturday to Sunday for "destruction and damage by fire ". “My client cooperated,” the lawyer for the accused, Me Quentin Chabert, told the daily Presse-Océan. "He bitterly regrets the facts and bringing up this was a liberation for him. My client is now consumed with remorse and overwhelmed by the magnitude of the events," he said. The "man" admitted, during the examination of the first appearance before the examining magistrate, having lit the three fires in the cathedral: on the large organ, the small organ and in an electrical panel ", specified the prosecutor of the Republic of Nantes Pierre Sennès on a daily basis.

Fire damages cathedral in French city of Nantes

  Fire damages cathedral in French city of Nantes Fire erupted Saturday inside a gothic cathedral in the western French city of Nantes, but firefighters brought the blaze under control within hours, emergency services said. After two hours, emergency teams managed to contain the fire at the gothic structure, built between 15th and 19th centuries, said regional fire chief General Laurent Ferlay. Prime Minister Jean Castex said he would visit the scene later on Saturday."I want to know what happened but first I'm going to show my solidarity with the people of Nantes," Castex told reporters.

Nantes Cathedral , or the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes (French: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes ), is a Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral located in Nantes

NANTES , France — French police investigating the fire that engulfed the 15th-century Nantes Cathedral last week have rearrested a Rwandan The 39-year-old man, who worked as a volunteer warden at the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, was questioned again on Saturday by

This 39-year-old man, who was responsible for closing the cathedral the day before the fire, was indicted "on charges of destruction and damage by fire and placed in pre-trial detention by the judge of freedoms and detention, "the prosecutor said in a statement. The rector of Nantes cathedral, Father Hubert Champenois, explained last week that the volunteer was a" Rwandan, who came to take refuge in France a few years ago ". According to the rector, the volunteer is" serving as an altar "and he had known him" for four or five years. "" I trust him as in all collaborators, "he explained to AFP.

The volunteer was taken into custody e on July 18 a few hours after the fire and the opening of the investigation, then released the following evening. The investigators wanted to question him because after the fire no trace of break-in had been found on the accesses to the building in which three starting points of fire had been observed.

Nantes cathedral fire: the shock after the flames

 Nantes cathedral fire: the shock after the flames

NANTES , France (Reuters) - French police investigating the fire that engulfed the 15th-century Nantes Cathedral last week have rearrested a Rwandan The 39-year-old man, who worked as a volunteer warden at the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, was questioned again on Saturday by

A 39-year-old cathedral volunteer has been detained as part of the arson investigation after a major fire at the Cathedral at Nantes on Saturday. Over 100 firefighters were at the scene and saved the main structure. The Diocese of Nantes said there was significant damage to the cathedral ’s 16th

Within the framework of this investigation, "more than thirty people" were heard and about twenty investigators of the judicial police were mobilized, with in particular the reinforcement of the central laboratory of the prefecture of police of Paris, in order to determine the cause of the fire, according to the prosecutor. The volunteer was again arrested and placed in police custody on Saturday morning, then presented in the evening to the Nantes prosecutor's office, which opened a judicial investigation, before being indicted and placed in pre-trial detention. He incurs for this offense "a penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of 150,000 euros," said Pierre Sennés in an email sent overnight.

"Three points of fire"

The investigation revealed the existence of three distinct points of fire in Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral. "Between the great organ, which is on the facade on the first floor and the other lights, you have almost the entire distance from the cathedral. They are still at a substantial distance from each other", noted the day of the fire the prosecutor. The alert was given on July 18 around 7:45 am by passers-by who had seen flames coming out of the cathedral. It took about two hours for the firefighters to contain the fire which destroyed a painting by Hippolyte Flandrin from the 19th century and the great organ.

Man arrested after fire at Nantes cathedral destroys grand organ

  Man arrested after fire at Nantes cathedral destroys grand organ A man has been arrested in connection with a fire at Nantes cathedral that destroyed the grand organ and blew out stained glass windows. The 39-year-old is a Rwandan refugee who worked at the 15th-Century gothic structure as a volunteer and was in charge of locking up on Friday night, TV channel LCI said. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_36ba32ad-8dd6-4c16-93e8-680cf5b2384e").

Investigation opened after fire destroys grand organ and shatters stained-glass windows.

FILE PHOTO: Fire at the Cathedral of Saint Pierre and Saint Paul in Nantes 2/2. The 39-year-old man, who worked as a volunteer warden at the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, had been questioned again on Saturday by prosecutors who now have put him under custody, Le Monde

Apart from the great organ of which "very few, if at all, elements will be saved", according to Philippe Charron, head of the heritage department at the DRAC (Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs), "most of the works have been saved" and are stored "in particular in the castle of Nantes". "We will count in weeks the safety of the site, (...) in months the investigation which will be done stone by stone" and, concerning the duration of the reconstruction site preceded by a study phase, " there, the unit will rather be the year ", estimated Mr. Charron. The state "will play its full part" in the reconstruction, promised Prime Minister Jean Castex, who came to Nantes to congratulate the firefighters on the day of the fire.

The fire in Nantes cathedral, which occurred 15 months after that of Notre-Dame de Paris, aroused great emotion among the people of Nantes, some of whom have remembered a previous fire in the building on January 28 1972. The construction of this cathedral, in a flamboyant Gothic style, lasted several centuries (from 1434 to 1891).

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