Vatican confirms theft of letter by Michelangelo

(AGI) Vatican City, March 8 - The Vatican, through spokesmanFather Federico Lombardo, confirmed the theft of a letter byMichelangelo in an interview to Radio Vaticana on Sunday. Hesaid: "Years back, some documents by Michelangelo, onehand-written by him and another bearing his signature, had beenreported missing from the Archives of the Fabric of SaintPeter. The incident had already been reported back in 1997 bythe archivist, Sister Teresa Todaro, to the president of theFabric and archpriest of the Basilica, Cardinal Virgilio Noe'.More recently, the current president, Cardinal Comastri,received a proposal to buy

(AGI) Vatican City, March 8 - The Vatican, through spokesmanFather Federico Lombardo, confirmed the theft of a letter byMichelangelo in an interview to Radio Vaticana on Sunday. Hesaid: "Years back, some documents by Michelangelo, onehand-written by him and another bearing his signature, had beenreported missing from the Archives of the Fabric of SaintPeter. The incident had already been reported back in 1997 bythe archivist, Sister Teresa Todaro, to the president of theFabric and archpriest of the Basilica, Cardinal Virgilio Noe'.More recently, the current president, Cardinal Comastri,received a proposal to buy back the documents at a price.Naturally he refused because the documents were stolen. TheVatican City's Gendarmerie is in contact with the competentItalian police authorities to help in the necessaryinvestigation." . .