Catholic churches are being desecrated in France; officials claim no arson while building is burning

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    France has seen a spate of attacks against Catholic churches since the start of the year, vandalism that has included arson and desecration.

    Vandals have smashed statues, knocked down tabernacles, scattered or destroyed the Eucharist and torn down crosses, sparking fears of a rise in anti-Catholic sentiment in the country.

    Last Sunday, the historic Church of St. Sulpice in Paris was set on fire just after midday mass on Sunday, Le Parisien reported, although no one was injured. Police are still investigating the attack, which firefighters have confidently attributed to arson.

    Built in the 17th century, St. Sulpice houses three works by the Romantic painter Eugene de la Croix, and was used in the movie adaptation of The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown.

    Last month, at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Houilles, in north-central France, a statue of the Virgin Mary was found smashed, and the altar cross had been thrown on the ground, according to La Croix International, a Catholic publication.

    Also in February, at Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, in south-central France, an altar cloth was burned and crosses and statues of saints were smashed. The attack prompted Lavaur Mayor Bernard Canyon to say in a statement: “God will forgive. Not me.”

    And in the southern city of Nimes, near the Spanish border, vandals looted the altar of the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants (Our Lady of the Children) and smeared a cross with human excrement.

    Consecrated hosts made from unleavened bread, which Catholics believe to be the body of Jesus Christ, were taken and found scattered among rubbish outside the building.

    Bishop Robert Wattebled of Nimes said in a statement: “This greatly affects our diocesan community. The sign of the cross and the Blessed Sacrament have been the subject of serious injurious actions.

    “This act of profanation hurts us all in our deepest convictions,” he added, according to The Tablet, which reported that in February alone there had been a record 47 documented attacks on churches and religious sites.



    Catholic churches have been desecrated across France—and officials don’t know why
     
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      and now Notre Dame on fire. Makes you wonder how it started.
       
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        French police say they can't figure it out.
         
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          Some people did something.
           
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            Notre Dame Cathedral is a priceless historical treasure.

            If the fire was started intentionally...France needs to dust off a guillotine.
             
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              You know there is zero chance they do that.

              There is almost no chance they do an actual investigation. They haven't for any of the other 45 attacks THIS MONTH.
               
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                Son, you gotta learn to cut'n'paste better than that. C'mon, man.


                And, other than your sharing, I doubt anyone knows about this. MSM has said anything, obviously.
                 
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                I don't believe in coincidences.
                 
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                  Rest assured this will be an exhaustive investigation. Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most important sites in all of France. Half of Paris shut down to go outside and look on in stunned silence.

                  You better believe the French govt is going to find out the cause. IF it's arson and the Macron govt did nothing to protect the Cathedral with all the warning signs...I don't see how he survives that politically with as unpopular as he is right now.
                   
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                  Crazy they just allow this stuff. You would get your head chopped off within days for doing that in their countries.
                   
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                    :lmao2: yeah.... ok.

                    About as soon as Sweden and Germany figure out their rape problem? They have instead jailed anyone who tries to investigate or who mentions what the real problem is.
                     
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                      They have been targeting that place like crazy in recent years but I think the cops stopped the attackers prior to them going there to do it.

                      Still not 100% sure this will be Islam related as other nuts would see that as a trigger also.
                       
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                      Islamist make light of all non-muslim structures of worship.
                       
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                        This is by far the dumbest troll job you've ever attempted.

                        Do you *really* think that they aren't going to investigate an attack on one of the most famous sites in all of France and/or cover it up?!?

                        Come on. That's fvkcking nonsense. Say what you will about the French, but they do love their country and IF this was intentional (and we don't know if it was yet), it's going to get out.
                         
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                        To early to say at this point. There's no question that the Cathedral itself is a target based on it's immense cultural and historical significance.

                        But it was also undergoing renovations and electrical fires are a thing...especially when dealing with old wiring from when they originally started.

                        For now, just sad that the world is losing a treasure. The how will be determined.
                         
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                          Could that be photoshop?

                          I am still not convinced it was Islam related for sure but I bet they downplay that if it was the case.
                           
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                          Ridiculous. It would be treated as a terrorist attack and there'd be immense consequences and introspection about what happened, similar to 9/11.

                          Guys...there is NO CHANCE it would be downplayed. The French aren't afraid to fight Islamic extremists and have been one of Europe's most committed countries in the fight.
                           
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                            You are dreaming. They would do everything they could to avoid any religious aspect to it if that was actually the case.
                             
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                            People at Fox News studio are clapping? Listened several times and it does appear its on the broadcast to me?

                            I guess when its posted we can see if it was somehow messed with.
                             

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