Stolen Vatican Documents Held for Ransom

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vaticanThe Vatican revealed on Sunday that it received a ransom demand from a former employee for 100,000 euros for the return of two rare documents by Michelangelo stolen 20 years ago.

The theft had not been made public before Sunday’s announcement.

A cardinal in charge of St. Peter’s Basilica had recently been contacted by the person offering the ransom, but the cardinal “naturally refused because these are stolen documents.”

According to a Vatican spokesman, a nun in the Vatican archives notified officials in 1997 that the documents had gone missing. No details about the documents were disclosed, except that one has the artist’s signature.┬áRead more at CBC.

{Matzav.com}

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