I love stories about stupid criminals.

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?