(And it may be that even if there is a connection, the “authorities” won’t tell us)
The cathedral holds no special significance to me, I’m not a very devout Christian, The artworks, however, are priceless. The Stained Glass and murals are irreplaceable, as are other artifacts.
And there is this to consider:
Twelve French Churches vandalized in past week
At least one is definitely arson. Perhaps, now, another as well.
And perhaps it is just an accident.
But there is the fact that to some other religions, religious icons or artworks not of their religion are anathema and should be destroyed…