British Jesuits sell 7th-century Gospel for $14.7M
Catholic World News - August 05, 2011
The British Province of the Society of Jesus has sold the Cuthbert Gospel to the British Museum for £9 million ($14.72 million). The book was placed in St. Cuthbert’s tomb at the end of the seventh century.
“It has been our privilege to possess this book for nearly 250 years,” said a Jesuit spokesman. “Now, in order to answer more of the many demands on our resources, the province trustees have decided to sell.”
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Posted by: hibee -
Aug. 06, 2011 8:48 AM ET USA
The British Province of the Society of Jesus agreed to sell the late seventh-century Anglo-Saxon manuscript to raise funds to restore a historic church and pay for educational work in London and Glasgow, Scotland
Posted by: mamato085337 -
Aug. 06, 2011 6:53 AM ET USA
Wonder if, among the "many demands on our resources" are included lawsuits against them for child sexual abuse?