Stolen illustrated manuscript is returned to pilgrimage cathedral in Compostela
Catholic World News - July 06, 2012
A prized 12th-century guide for pilgrims has been returned to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, one year after it was stolen.
The illustrated manuscript known as the Codex Calixtinus, providing background about St. James the apostle and information about the ancient pilgrimage to the cathedral in Compostela, was discovered by police in the garage of an electrician who had been working at the cathedral. The man had apparently taken the precious book to embarrass cathedral officials after he was dismissed from his job there.
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