Sign of the Times

While Europe turns Muslim the children of the West burn the evidence of its Christian past.

The French authorities fear that rioting students have destroyed unique manuscripts from the library of the Sorbonne University in Paris. According to today’s Catholic newspaper La Croix precious religious manuscript collections disappeared during the recent occupation of the Sorbonne. The books are mediaeval ecclesiastical chartularies: registers documenting property rights and temporary privileges pertaining to a church or monastery. The documents may have been burned on barricades which the students made near the Sorbonne chapel during the night of 10 March.