The faithful were numerous Sunday morning to attend the Mass in the church Saint-Louis de Fontainebleau. And because Nicolas Sarkozy, accompanied by Valérie Pécresse, has attended. Pattern displayed: support the Christian community, after the burning of the church, two weeks ago.
“By our presence, we want to show that what happened is a scandal, it should also take into account the suffering of those who, for the majority, not less right to be respected, “he told reporters the president of Republicans, on the eve of the release of his book” La France for life “. “If a mosque or a synagogue is desecrated, there will be an emotion and that’s normal and it will be there. If a church is desecrated, it seems to me that our place is to be here,” he Explain.
673 Christian sites of damage in 2014
On the night of January 9 to 10, three fires had been lit in the church of St. Louis, located in the center of Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne), causing property damage, including the listed historic furniture. A marginal 48 years “in great social precariousness” who threatened the priest is suspected to be the cause of the loss.
According to the interior ministry figures cited by Le Figaro , in 2014, 807 attacks on places of worship and burial were held, including 673 against Christian sites. Of 591 attacks on places of worship, 467 were for Christian sites, 61 synagogues, 60 mosques and Muslim prayer rooms.