Gallia Watch: Arsonists destroy historic church

The night of April 16-17 was catastrophic in the town of Saint-Martin-le-Beau, near Tours. La Nouvelle République posted this article on April 18:

“We don’t understand, in a village like this”… Shock and sadness were reflected on the faces of passers-by and in the remarks heard yesterday morning in the town square. They had before their eyes a scene of desolation, punctuated only by the spinning lights, the movements of the firemen, the fire hoses coiling on the street and a barrier that held them at a distance. The roof of the church had been consumed and pieces of half-charred wood were falling with a crash in the nave…

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