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From Breitbart. Last month.

 

Twelve French Churches Attacked, Vandalized in One Week

 

THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.

20 Mar 2019

 

A dozen Catholic churches have been desecrated across France over the period of one week in an egregious case of anti-Christian vandalism.


The recent spate of church profanations has puzzled both police and ecclesiastical leaders, who have mostly remained silent as the violations have spread up and down France.

 

Last Sunday, marauders set fire to the church of Saint-Sulpice — one of Paris’ largest and most important churches — shortly after the twelve-o’clock Mass.

 

Police have concluded that the fire was the result of arson and are now looking for possible suspects. The restoration of the church from the damage caused by the fire will reportedly cost several hundred million euros.

 

In Nimes (department of the Gard), near the border with Spain, the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants was desecrated in a particularly odious way, with vandals painting a cross with human excrement, looting the main altar and the tabernacle, and stealing the consecrated hosts, which were discovered later among piles of garbage.

 

Likewise, the church of Notre-Dame in Dijon, in the east of the country, suffered the sacking of the high altar and the hosts were also taken from the tabernacle, scattered on the ground, and trampled.

 
In Lavaur, in the southern department of the Tarn, the village church was assaulted by young men, who twisted one arm of a representation of the crucified Christ to make it appear that he was making an obscene gesture.

 

In the peripheries of Paris, in the department of Yvelines, several churches have suffered profanations of varying importance, in Maisons-Laffitte and in Houilles.

 

Although commentators have been reluctant to attach a particular religious or cultural origin to the profanations, they all share an evident anti-Christian character.

 

In recent months, anti-Semitic gangs have desecrated Jewish cemeteries, signing their actions with swastikas. In the case of the desecration of Catholic churches, the vandalism has spoken for itself: ridicule of the figure of Christ on the cross and desecration of major altars.

 
The Catholic hierarchy has kept silent about the episodes, limited themselves to highlighting that anti-Christian threat and expressing hope that politicians and police will get to the bottom of the crimes.

 

Reports indicate that 80 percent of the desecration of places of worship in France concerns Christian churches and in the year 2018 this meant the profanation of an average of two Christian churches per day in France, even though these actions rarely make the headlines.

 

In 2018, the Ministry of the Interior recorded 541 anti-Semitic acts, 100 anti-Muslim acts, and 1063 anti-Christian acts.

 

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They invented the flying buttress.  Which turned out to be a ****** idea, eats up a lot of real estate.

 

My Vanderbilt Commodores damn near beat them this year up in their USA stadium in South Bend.

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Did they save the statues?

 

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An old photo from  Le Flatulente, before they put up the roof.

 

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38 mins ago, fishweewee said:

Color me suspicious.

 

Fire spread quickly and apparently without reason.

 

:headscratch:

Yeah, who would have thought 1,000 year old wood would burn fast in a stone oven....

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59 mins ago, fishweewee said:

From Breitbart. Last month.

 

Twelve French Churches Attacked, Vandalized in One Week

 

THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.

20 Mar 2019

 

A dozen Catholic churches have been desecrated across France over the period of one week in an egregious case of anti-Christian vandalism.


The recent spate of church profanations has puzzled both police and ecclesiastical leaders, who have mostly remained silent as the violations have spread up and down France.

 

Last Sunday, marauders set fire to the church of Saint-Sulpice — one of Paris’ largest and most important churches — shortly after the twelve-o’clock Mass.

 

Police have concluded that the fire was the result of arson and are now looking for possible suspects. The restoration of the church from the damage caused by the fire will reportedly cost several hundred million euros.

 

In Nimes (department of the Gard), near the border with Spain, the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants was desecrated in a particularly odious way, with vandals painting a cross with human excrement, looting the main altar and the tabernacle, and stealing the consecrated hosts, which were discovered later among piles of garbage.

 

Likewise, the church of Notre-Dame in Dijon, in the east of the country, suffered the sacking of the high altar and the hosts were also taken from the tabernacle, scattered on the ground, and trampled.

 
In Lavaur, in the southern department of the Tarn, the village church was assaulted by young men, who twisted one arm of a representation of the crucified Christ to make it appear that he was making an obscene gesture.

 

In the peripheries of Paris, in the department of Yvelines, several churches have suffered profanations of varying importance, in Maisons-Laffitte and in Houilles.

 

Although commentators have been reluctant to attach a particular religious or cultural origin to the profanations, they all share an evident anti-Christian character.

 

In recent months, anti-Semitic gangs have desecrated Jewish cemeteries, signing their actions with swastikas. In the case of the desecration of Catholic churches, the vandalism has spoken for itself: ridicule of the figure of Christ on the cross and desecration of major altars.

 
The Catholic hierarchy has kept silent about the episodes, limited themselves to highlighting that anti-Christian threat and expressing hope that politicians and police will get to the bottom of the crimes.

 

Reports indicate that 80 percent of the desecration of places of worship in France concerns Christian churches and in the year 2018 this meant the profanation of an average of two Christian churches per day in France, even though these actions rarely make the headlines.

 

In 2018, the Ministry of the Interior recorded 541 anti-Semitic acts, 100 anti-Muslim acts, and 1063 anti-Christian acts.

 

Sounds like something the alt left DEMOCRAT PARTY would wholeheartedly support.

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The usual hysterics have shared their usual suspicions. Must be Muslims!  It's not as if churches ever burn in the USA. We never heard of that happening. And nothing's safer than a complex restoration job, they never cause a fire. Electrical cables snaking all over the building. Ancient timber exposed as the brickwork is restored. What could possibly go wrong? Must be Muslims!

 

The spire is down, the Rose Window is lost. What a shame. I wonder if the skills to restore the Rose Window, even with all the money in the world, even exist today. The glass may be impossible to duplicate; once the fragments have been melted into garbage, along with the leaded strips that held them together and the assorted masonry, the chemistry may be almost impossible to analyze. 

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25 mins ago, BrianBM said:

The usual hysterics have shared their usual suspicions. Must be Muslims!  It's not as if churches ever burn in the USA. We never heard of that happening. And nothing's safer than a complex restoration job, they never cause a fire. Electrical cables snaking all over the building. Ancient timber exposed as the brickwork is restored. What could possibly go wrong? Must be Muslims!

 

The spire is down, the Rose Window is lost. What a shame. I wonder if the skills to restore the Rose Window, even with all the money in the world, even exist today. The glass may be impossible to duplicate; once the fragments have been melted into garbage, along with the leaded strips that held them together and the assorted masonry, the chemistry may be almost impossible to analyze. 

Ill look but one of the Brit papers had a TON of info on the place, lots of history.  I just read it

The windows have been refurbished constantly for hundreds of years and almost none of the original glass was there save a little corner they kept for posterity.  There is a tomb below the big spire that is filled with artifacts of the church, but also tons of historical stuff from Paris.  They are wondering what happened there.

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