27 Jul 2020

Church volunteer admits to starting Nantes fire

From Morning Report, 6:12 am on 27 July 2020

A church volunteer has admitted to starting a large fire that devastated the cathedral in the French city of Nantes last week.

The 39-year-old Rwandan man worked as a warden at the cathedral and had been in charge of locking up the building.

The fire destroyed the cathedral's 17th century organ as well as historic stained-glass windows, but around 100 firefighters managed to save the main structure.

France correspondent Hugh Schofield speaks to Corin Dann.