Attempted Arson at Rennes Cathedral

Country: France

Date of incident: June 12, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



During the night from the 11th to 12th of June, Rennes firefighters intervened to extinguish an intentionally-set fire in front of a door of the Saint-Pierre cathedral in Rennes. A trash bin, placed just in front of the door located at the back of the building, on Rue Saint-Sauveur, was set on fire. According to the first impressions from the investigation, this was a voluntary act because the bin was brought from an adjacent street and deliberately placed outside the door.

The trash fire was quickly brought under control by the firefighters. There was little damage except on the side door. The judicial police are responsible for the investigation.

Sources: France Bleu and Ouest France