Arson in French church follows series of attacks
On the night of 26th to 27th November around midnight, a fire struck a church in Boulonnais in the town of Le Portel. The church Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul had already been vandalised a couple of days before.
The fire started at the back of the religious building in the sacristy where the equipment of the parish priest and volunteers is kept. Nineteen firemen intervened to control the fire, which threatened the whole church.
One parishioner, Chantal Flamant, commented: “I was there that night. It hurts my heart to see all of this. The chasubles, I had just brought back one from Lourdes. Volunteers had sewn woolen jackets to make the shepherds’ vests.”