Another French Church On Fire - State Responsible

The huge Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul parish church in downtown Lille, the Capital of Flanders, Northern France, was on fire at 20:00 on May 3.

The blaze likely started in the sacristy and spread to the roof before the firefighters arrived. It was under control by 21:30. An investigation has been opened, and an accidental origin is “possible” as the sacristy was locked.

The 19th century church - for which the state is responsible - was in poor condition, and had been closed for several months in 2020 for renovation work including the electric installation. It re-opened in September.

Lille is run by the Socialists who care little about the Church. Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul has a large crypt, originally intended for burials but never used for this purpose. So, in the 1980s - during the Vatican II "renewal" - the parish decided to install in it a fencing hall.


Louis IX
How difficult is it to prevent church fires?
...and just like with Covid vaccines, it coincidentally just happened to start after the huge influx of Muslims into the EU.
Apparently this happens every other week now across the country.