The court has indicted the suspect in the arson of the old Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Nantes. It is reported by the newspaper Ouest France.

It is noted that the suspect – 39-year-old volunteer gathering, a native of Rwanda. At first he denied the fact of arson, but after hearing the evidence, he confessed.

According to the man, he set fire to the Cathedral in three places – a big body at a small on and near the electrical panel. About the motives of his action are unknown.

The architect appreciated the chance to save the Cathedral in Nantes after a fire in its present form

The suspect’s lawyer said that his client sincerely regretted sluchivshemsya.

To the man threatens till 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of €150 thousand.

Earlier in the case of a fire in the Cathedral volunteers was already arrested by the police, but after questioning he was released.

The fire started on the morning of 18 July and lasted for about 10 hours.

Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes (XV-XVI century) is one of the largest Gothic churches in France. In height he was six feet below the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The last fire in the Cathedral occurred in 1972, the reason was a forgotten work a soldering iron. By September 2008, after restoration work has been restored medieval appearance of the Western façade.