Didn't I see this in an episode of Furry Freak Brothers?
No matter, old catholic Europe thrives on myths new and old. They are quite attached. Was just there.
It is catching even for the secular English expats
At a table of a dozen friends everyone had a close friend who was gassed recently in their apartment so the theives could make off with their middle class shit. Usually in the South of France where property crime is rampant.