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Bordeaux: a man caught setting fire to several objects in a church

2024-01-30T11:50:16.999Z

Highlights: Homeless individual, aged 20, set fire to a trash can and burned several objects inside the Saint Amand church in Bordeaux Caudéran. Father Christophe de Lussy, on behalf of the parish, filed a complaint against him, explaining that it was “the best way to help him not to start again” The more people there are who pray in this church, the less risk there will be,” concludes the priest. The individual admitted the facts and was referred to the public prosecutor's office.


The priest of the Saint Amand church in Bordeaux Caudéran filed a complaint on Sunday. The day before, a 20-year-old homeless man had burned chairs and the altar cloth.


Le Figaro Bordeaux

On Saturday, a homeless individual, aged 20, set fire to a trash can and burned several objects inside the Saint Amand church in Bordeaux Caudéran.

Known for begging around the religious building, named in homage to a Bordeaux bishop, the young man is suffering from

“psychological disorders”

and

“known for playing with fire”

,

the parish priest told Le

Figaro

. , Christophe de Lussy.

When he was surprised, Saturday around 3:20 p.m., the homeless man had just burned two chairs and set fire to the altar cloth on which masses were celebrated.

The firefighters, quickly alerted, extinguished the fire before it damaged the walls of the church, while the Bordeaux national police arrested the individual.

Parish complaint

Placed in police custody and interviewed by judicial police investigators, the individual admitted the facts.

He was referred to the Bordeaux public prosecutor's office on Monday.

Father Christophe de Lussy, on behalf of the parish, filed a complaint against him, explaining that it was

“the best way to help him not to start again”

.

The Saint Amand church in Bordeaux-Caudéran remains open during usual hours.

“The more people there are who pray in this church, the less risk there will be

,” concludes the priest.

Source: lefigaro

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