Police forces were hunting for a man who left a parcel bomb in the Cathedral of Toulouse, Southwestern France, on Friday, ahead of the first round of voting in France’s presidential race on April 10, police said. The man deposited the parcel around 0700 GMT at the altar of the …Read More »
Rwandan refugee, 39, admits arson attack on Nantes cathedral
A Rwandan refugee who volunteered as a warden at France’s 15th-century Nantes cathedral has confessed to setting the blaze that gutted its interior a week ago, his lawyer said on Sunday. The suspect, whose name has not been made public, was taken into custody on Saturday following his confession. He …Read More »
French police detain Rwandan man over Nantes cathedral blaze – reports
A man has been taken into custody as part of an investigation into a series of fires, which are believed to have been started deliberately, at the Cathedral of St. Pierre and St. Paul in the western French city of Nantes. The 39-year-old man was arrested at his home on …Read More »
Notre Dame cathedral in Paris to be restored to ORIGINAL design after blaze that shocked the world
The Notre Dame spire in Paris will be rebuilt to its original Gothic design with no modern updates after it was destroyed in a massive fire last April, French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed. The national heritage and architectural commission in charge of the restoration approved plans to restore it …Read More »
Cigarette, electrical fault ‘may have caused’ Notre-Dame fire.
A poorly stubbed-out cigarette or an electrical fault could have started the devastating fire that ripped through Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral in April, French prosecutors said Wednesday, while ruling out any criminal intent. The statement by prosecutors, which also said an investigation was being opened into possible negligence, was the first …Read More »
Notre-Dame Cathedral fire fully extinguished.
A fire that engulfed the French medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame has been fully extinguished after over nine hours of fighting, the Paris Fire Brigade has announced. “After more than 9 hours of fierce fighting, nearly 400 firefighters from Paris extinguished the appalling fire. 2 policemen and a firefighter were slightly …Read More »