A top Vatican official has received a ransom demand for the return of Renaissance-era documents by the artist Michelangelo.
Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica, “received a proposal to recover such documents at a certain price,” said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman.
“Naturally he refused as it concerned stolen documents,” the spokesman said in a written statement on March 8.
Stupid criminals. The Vatican let us be robbed of the treasure of the faith with hardly a fight. Heck, they could recover that at any time, but they don’t. What makes you think this will work?