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Precious manuscript, stolen from Turin archdiocese, recovered in Florida

Catholic World News - January 28, 2014

Law-enforcement officials in Florida have found a precious manuscript that was stolen in Italy 25 years ago, and will restore it to the Archdiocese of Turin.

The manuscript, a richly illustrated page from a 15th-century prayer book describing the martyrdom of St. Lawrence, was stolen in 1990. After passing through several owners, it was purchased by a couple in Florida, who voluntarily turned it over to police. The Florida couple will not be charged.

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  • Posted by: gary.brisebois1104 - Jan. 29, 2014 12:32 PM ET USA

    The first sentence is misleading. Law enforcement did nothing, except perhaps answer the phone.

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