Vatican knew about theft of Michelangelo letters, refuses ransom demand

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Photo courtesy of Jacopino del Conte [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Michelangelo portrait circa 1535 by Jacopino del Conte.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) While the Vatican refused to disclose the price put upon the documents, Italian media said that between 100,000 and 200,000 euros (or $108,000 to $214,000) had been demanded.