"My client cooperated with the investigation... He bitterly regrets the facts, and the confession was a release for him," Quentin Chabert, the lawyer said.
According to him, the accused ‘repents and is amazed at the scale of the events’.
As the prosecutor clarified, the man admitted that he had committed arson in three places: under a large organ, under a small organ and near the electrical panel. He was charged and taken into custody.
The abbot of Nantes Cathedral said last week that the volunteer was a Rwandan who took refuge in France a few years ago.
“I trust him, as well as all the employees,” noted Hubert Champenois. The abbot, in his own words, knew the volunteer for "four or five years."
As we reported before, on 18 July, in French Nantes, the medieval cathedral of Peter and Paul was caught on fire.