Ancient astronomical clock in the Lyons, France Cathedral vandalized
Lyons, March 27, 2013
An Iranian man has broken the astronomical clock of the ancient Catholic Cathedral in the French town of Lyons. According to “Le Progres.fr”, on March 23, a 28-year-old citizen of Iran tried to put out of action the mechanism of the 14th-century clock in the St John the Baptist Cathedral with an iron bar. A part of the mechanism has been damaged. The vandal was arrested soon. He explained his conduct thus: splendor of the clock prevents him from concentrating on prayer, reports Sedmitza.ru.