Vatican works to recover stolen Michelangelo letter

March 9, 2015 2:13 PM

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The Vatican is working with authorities to recover a letter, written by the Renaissance artist Michelangelo, that was stolen from a Vatican archive in 1997.

The Rome newspaper il Messaggero reported that a former archive employee asked for a ransom of 100,000 euros ($108,000) to return the rare letter, written entirely in Michelangelo's handwriting and containing his signature.

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