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Vatican: 100,000 Euro Ransom Sought for Stolen Michelangelo Items

The Vatican said on Sunday it had received a ransom demand for the return of two rare documents written by Renaissance master Michelangelo that were stolen from its archives nearly 20 years ago. The theft of the two documents -- one a letter including the signature of the artist who painted the Sistine Chapel, designed part of St. Peter's Basilica and sculpted statues such as David and the Pieta -- had not been made public before Sunday. Following a report by the Rome newspaper Il...

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