24 year-old Henri d’Anselme is a religious French young man, who is touring his country visiting Cathedrals. While on his spiritual search to be nourished by the beauty of these temples, he was faced with a hellish situation, in the Alpine town of Annecy.
A deranged Syrian migrant, armed with a knife, was attacking women and children. Confronted with the nightmare scenario, the devout Catholic student rose to the occasion, confronted the attacker, helped avoid a much bigger tragedy, and now has been lauded as a hero.
“It happens that on the way to the cathedrals, I unfortunately crossed the path of blood.”
“A modern-day pilgrim on a walking tour of France’s cathedrals told journalists on Friday his Catholic faith gave him the strength to fight a man who stabbed four children in a park in Annecy.
Dubbed ‘the backpack hero’ – ‘le héros au sac a dos’ – by media, the 24-year-old who only gave his name as Henri said he was near a playground when he saw the man attacking children in a stroller as their mother tried to shield them on Thursday.
[…] ‘All I know is that I was not there by chance. On my journey to the cathedrals I crossed paths with this man and I have acted instinctively. It was unthinkable to do nothing’, the philosophy and management student told CNEWS.
Video footage shows him trying to block the assailant with one of his two backpacks, pursuing the man into the playground and throwing one of his bags at the attacker.”
d’Anselme said that he felt a strong force inside him pushing him to act.
“I let myself be guided by providence and the Virgin Mary. I said my adieu. They would decide what would happen.”
“Henri d’Anselme, that’s his name, uses his bag as a shield to protect himself from stab wounds, while shouting to witnesses: ‘Help me control him!’
‘If you were to go into battle, you wouldn’t take it first. He weighs 50 kilos all wet, he’s a big pole and he’s afraid of heights. But this Thursday, he put his phobia of danger aside in a flash’, states one of his friends, Benjamin Poret.”
He took a year out of his studies to do a ‘Tour de France of cathedrals’ which he relays to his 6k TikTok subscribers.
Source: The Gateway Pundit