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Protected: Brass lectern stolen from Wiltshire church turns up at Romanian antique fair

Monday, January 9th, 2012

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Protected: Mexico | El robo de arte sacro creció 600% en 20 años

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

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Protected: Stolen in Bolivia, recovered in the U.K. – Llegan a Bolivia cuadros del siglo XVII robados y recuperados en Inglaterra – ABC.es – Noticias Agencias

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

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Protected: Church artefacts stolen in Famagusta – Cyprus Mail

Monday, September 5th, 2011

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La Spezia – Il colpo della Pieve; return of stolen “Jacobus SPINOLOTUS SENT PINXIT DE, 1476,” 30 years after its theft from a parish church (thanks to very attentive Fabrizio Rossi of the Carabinieri!)

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Il colpo della Pieve - Citta della Spezia :: Cultura e Spettacolo - La Spezia http://www.cittadellaspezia.com/La-Spezia/Cultura-e-Spettacolo/Il-colpo-della-Pieve-92437.aspx September 4, 2011 La Spezia. Questo è un poliziesco e la prima scena è quella del delitto. Dunque è notte, piove e fa freddo. Suona come un cliché vero? Ma il fatto è che nella notte tra il 28 ...

Protected: South Africa – ‘Temple thefts may be drug-related’

Monday, August 29th, 2011

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Protected: El hurto del Códice dispara la demanda de ‘vigilantes\’ del arte

Monday, August 15th, 2011

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Protected: Religious Artifacts Draw Criminal Gangs’ Attention in Mexico

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

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Protected: La póliza no suscrita del Códice Calixtino

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

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Protected: Unbekannte haben in Eisenstadt eine besondere Christusstatue Burgenland gestohlen

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

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Protected: Risorgono le lunette di Santa Croce Al Museo del Duomo i dipinti rubati (The paintings, mysteriously disappeared from the Basilica of Santa Croce in Castle, were recovered by police in 2011. Cagliari holder a merchant who had already sold. The paintings are the master of the Navy, Joseph Deris)

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

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Asalto de arte sacro en Atotonilco, Guanajuato

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Asalto de arte sacro en Atotonilco, Guanajuato. San Miguel de Allende, Gto.- Una cantidad cercana a los 200 mil pesos, fue el botín de los sujetos, que asaltaron a las religiosas encargadas de la casa de ejercicios del Santuario de Jesús Nazareno, en la comunidad de Atotonilco, a quienes amagaron con pistolas para ...

4 indicted in Milan Judaica theft

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

4 indicted in Milan Judaica theft. J'lem District Attorny charges men for stealing, selling judaica artifacts worth 1 m. Euro from a Milan synagogue. The Jerusalem District Attorney’s office filed an indictment, on Sunday, against four Jerusalem men for stealing and selling judaica artifacts worth upward of one million Euro from a synagogue in Milan earlier ...

Church must beef up security – Cyprus Mail

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Church must beef up security - Cyprus Mail. POLICE CHIEF Michalis Papageorgiou has called on Archbishop Chrysostomos II to take immediate steps to protect church relics and antique icons, given a recent spate of thefts of churches and monasteries. Police spokesman Michalis Katsounotos yesterday confirmed that Papageorgiou sent the primate a letter on the first of ...

thefts from churches – 75 WORKS OF ART STOLEN IN EMILIA ROMAGNA IN 2010

Friday, February 11th, 2011

AGI News On - 75 WORKS OF ART STOLEN IN EMILIA ROMAGNA IN 2010. Bologna - As many as 75 works of art were stolen in region Emilia Romagna in 2010, most of them from churches. It was announced by the Carabinieri's special cultural heritage protection unit. Forty-four of the 75 stolen items were ...

Protected: Collector who helped recover Milan Judaica calls items rarest ever stolen – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

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Gresford, UK: Historic sundial stolen from Gresford church

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Historic sundial stolen from Gresford church http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/northeastwales/hi/people_and_places/relig... The sundial had stood outside Gresford's All Saints church since 1732 A 300-year-old sundial has been stolen from outside historic All Saints' Church in Gresford, near Wrexham. It is thought the sundial, which had been a feature at the church since 1732, was stolen some time ...

Sittingbourne, UK: £500 reward for return of stolen Wormshill church items

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

27 September 2010 Last updated at 08:25 ET £500 reward for return of stolen Wormshill church items http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-11417536 The antique items had been in the church for at least 150 years A £500 reward is being offered for the return of antique items stolen from a church in Kent. The items in St Giles ...

Munich, Germany: German court order return of stolen Cypriot treasures

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

German court order return of stolen Cypriot treasures http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus-problem/german-court-order-return-stolen-cypriot-treasures/20100928 By Natali Hami and George Psyllides Published on September 28, 2010 SCORES of valuable religious artefacts looted from churches in the Turkish-occupied north are a step closer to repatriation following the decision of a German court. Last week, a court in Munich ordered the ...

Protected: Ajmer, India: Theft of 1,000-yr-old Jain temple statue cause outrage

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

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Baghdad, Iraq: to hold indirect talks with Israel on alleged Torah smuggling

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Iraq to hold indirect talks with Israel on alleged Torah smuggling http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1585991.php/Iraq-to-hold-indirect-talks-with-Israel-on-alleged-Torah-smuggling Sep 21, 2010, 13:14 GMT Baghdad - Iraq's Ministry of Tourism said Tuesday it would hold talks with Israel through a third party - in the absence of diplomatic relations - to verify whether an ancient Torah scroll was smuggled ...

Galata, Cyprus: Man arrested for theft of church doors seven years ago

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Man arrested for theft of church doors seven years ago Published on September 11, 2010 http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/man-arrested-theft-church-doors-seven-years-ago/20100911 POLICE YESTERDAY arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with a seven-year-old theft of two antique church doors. According to police spokesman Michalis Katsounotos, unknown assailants broke into the UNESCO-protected church Panayias tis Podithou in Galata between January 19 ...

Moscow, Russia: Thieves steal 3 ancient icons from Moscow Region church

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Thieves steal 3 ancient icons from Moscow Region church http://en.rian.ru/art_living/20100905/160476364.html St. Cyril and Mary of Radonezh 19:38 05/09/2010 © RIA Novosti. Yury Kaver Three icons, one of which contained relics of one of Russia's most venerated saints, have been stolen from a church in a village north of Moscow, a police source said on ...

Taranaki, NZ: Te Whiti’s stolen mere to return to tomb

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Te Whiti's stolen mere to return to tomb http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4094655/Te-Whitis-stolen-mere-to-return-to-tomb The Dominion Post Last updated 05:00 04/09/2010 SUPPLIED PRECIOUS RELIC: The greenstone mere back in the right hands after it was found buried in bush and returned to Parihaka Marae. Police are talking to a 35-year-old woman about the theft. Relevant offers A priceless mere stolen from ...

Kashimira, India: Police crack year-old temple theft with arrest of Pujari men

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Police crack year-old temple theft with arrest of Pujari men http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Police-crack-year-old-temple-theft-with-arrest-of-Pujari-men/676058/ Express News Service Tags : temple theft case, mumbai Posted: Thu Sep 02 2010, 00:03 hrs Mumbai: The arrest of two Ravi Pujari gang members helped the police crack a year-old theft at a Jain temple in Kashimira area. The police ...

Fars, Iran: Artifact stolen from Vakil Mosque found

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Artifact stolen from Vakil Mosque found http://www.presstv.ir/detail/140029.html Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:22AM Police have recovered the inscription stolen from Vakil Mosque. Iranian police have recovered an ancient inscription that was stolen from a historic mosque in southern province of Fars over four months ago. “Investigations launched by police and heritage activists over the last ...

Japan: Thieves preying on temples, shrines

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Thieves preying on temples, shrines http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201008180282.html BY YASUKAZU AKADA THE ASAHI SHIMBUN 2010/08/19 Alarmed at the theft in March of a Buddhist statue created 1,000 years ago that is designated a national important cultural property, the Agency for Cultural Affairs set about finding out how many similar incidents had occurred. It discovered that at ...