An original translation by Ava Lon with much thanks.
It is in this church that Joan of Arc is honored every year with a religious concert.
Orléans: arson, destruction and heinous graffiti in a church
On Wednesday evening, a church in Orléans was partially set on fire. Graffiti “Allah ou Akbar”[sic] were found on the building…
by Caroline Politi
July 26th 2018
[Photo caption: The Saint-Pierre du Martroi Church was victim of defacement]
The criminal nature of the arson leaves no doubt. On Wednesday evening, the Saint-Pierre du Matroi Church in Orléans was the target of a series of malevolent acts, according to police. The religious music sheets were set on fire, furniture was defaced, heinous graffiti were discovered on several walls of the religious building. In the middle of those graffiti, the investigators found the inscription: “Allah ou Akbar” [sic], the source specifies.
The fire, promptly tackled by the fire brigade, didn’t damage the structure of the building. An investigation was opened by the police station in Orléans.
[ed: According to Gatestone, The Christianophobia Observatory, a Paris-based Roman Catholic non-profit organization that tracks attacks against Christians, reported 128 incidents of church vandalism or other anti-Christian attacks in France during the first five months of 2018.]