New York collectors return church paintings to Bolivia after learning they were stolen

February 26, 2015 3:45 PM

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New York collectors return church paintings to Bolivia after learning they were stolen

FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a stained glass window, broken by thieves according to the local priest, remains damaged at the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana in Copacabana, Bolivia. Bolivian officials say more than 400 objects of art have been stolen from churches, including paintings, decorative silverwork, polished gold and silver altar pieces and gem-encrusted jewelry. (AP Photo/Juan Karita, File) (The Associated Press)

LA PAZ, Bolivia – At least two stolen church paintings are heading back to Bolivia, which has seen hundreds of ecclesiastical artworks looted in recent years.

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