The historic Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes in France was engulfed in flames early Saturday morning.
UPDATE: Law enforcement suspects that this was an arson as there were multiple fires set in the building.
“The damage is concentrated on the organ, which seems to be completely destroyed. It’s platform is very unstable and could collapse,” regional fire chief General Laurent Ferlay told reporters after the fire was contained. He explained that there were three fires started in the church and it is being investigated as a criminal act.
This fire comes just over a year after the blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in Paris.
The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes is on fire
Read that the fire may be contained
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Breaking: There is a massive fire at the historic Nantes Cathedral in France. pic.twitter.com/kvlhCD95Ga
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RT reports that “an eyewitness who lives near the cathedral earlier told the LCI news outlet that he was woken up by ‘a very strange sound of bells’ and he could see the fire from his home. ‘From what I can see, there is more and more smoke,’ he said.”
Construction on the Nantes Cathedral began in 1434 and took 457 years to complete. It was also damaged during World War II and survived a fire in 1972.
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes is on fire
The cathedral’s foundation stone was laid in 1434 and took 457 years to complete.
Cathedrals are the spiritual hearts of Christendom.
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Multiple churches in the United States have also been burned or vandalized in recent weeks.
The statue of Jesus Christ at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Southwest Miami-Dade was found vandalized and knocked from its pedestal on July 15.
A fire destroyed Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Elkmont, Alabama Friday night.
On Saturday a man drove into a church in Ocala, Florida, before lighting it on fire.
Next, a fire destroyed the roof of 249-Year-Old San Gabriel Mission Church in California.
This is a breaking story and the Gateway Pundit will update with more information as it becomes available.
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