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Vatican said to turn down Greek request to return Parthenon fragments March 29, 2007

The Vatican has turned down a request from Greek Orthodox Christodoulos for the restoration of pieces of the ancient Greek Parthenon, according to Italy's ANSA news service.

The fragments of sculptures from the Parthenon are now displayed in the Vatican Museums. Other pieces are located in 10 museums around the world, including the Louvre and the British Museum. Greek leaders argues that the artifacts should be recognized as part of their country's national heritage.

Last December, during a visit to the Vatican, Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens lodged a request for the return of the Parthenon fragments. That request has now been politely declined, ANSA reports.

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