The Notre Dame fire is being blamed on careless workers and described as an accident.
Coincidentally during Holy Week.
And coincidentally, earlier this month the Washington Post wrote about the spate of church attacks and fires in France and elsewhere targeting Catholics.
All very coincidental.
PARIS (RNS) – Sometimes it’s a cross of human excrement smeared on a church wall, with stolen Communion hosts stuck at the four corners. Other times, a statue of the Virgin Mary lies shattered on the floor. Now and then, a fire breaks out in a house of prayer.