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U.S. returns stolen 525-year-old Columbus letter to Vatican

U.S. returns stolen 525-year-old Columbus letter to VaticanBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A 525-year-old copy of a letter by Christopher Columbus that was stolen from the Vatican was returned on Thursday after joint sleuthing by U.S. Homeland Security agents and Holy See antiquity experts. "We are returning it to its rightful owner," said U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, Callista Gingrich, at a handover ceremony in a frescoed room of the Vatican Library, which houses tens of thousands of rare, historic items. One of the Latin letters, printed in Rome by Stephan Plannack in 1493, found its way into the Vatican Library.


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