One person was formally accused of burning the Nantes cathedral on July 18, which had destroyed a large seventeenth-century organ and a stained glass window. He is a 39-year-old from Rwanda who had worked as a volunteer for the Diocese of Nantes for the past 4 or 5 years and was arrested by the police shortly after the fire as a prime suspect, but later released: he is now under arrest, pending trial. His lawyer told reporters that the man confessed to causing the fire, but didn’t explain why he did it. Now he faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 150,000 euros.
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