Vatican receives ransom note for stolen Michelangelo letters

March 9, 2015 6:31 PM

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The Vatican has received a ransom note for a rare letter written by Renaissance artist Michelangelo that was stolen from its archives nearly 20 years ago.

Not only was the extortion scheme news to many Vatican watchers, but so was the theft, which was not made public until Sunday, when officials announced the ransom demand.

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