The Sun profiled Marc Porlier, the man allegedly behind the arson at St John the Evangelist Church. Porlier, the article says, was once an altar boy at the very church he tried to set fire to.
While the defence lawyer wouldn’t comment on any animosity her client may have had toward the church, she acknowledged bizarre videos Porlier posted online in recent years — all entitled “The Gospel according to Marc” — provide insight into his feelings on Catholicism.
In one video, Porlier explains he was “raised in a cult.”
“I’d like to say that I didn’t like being brainwashed, but as a kid I actually wanted to be a priest,” he says.