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Precious Renaissance painting stolen from Norwegian church

March 10, 2009

Oslo (ENI). An art thief has broken into a church and stolen a precious 450-year-old painting called "Let the little children come to me" by the 16th century German artist Lucas Cranach (1472-1533). Police superintendent Kenneth Didriksen of the Norwegian economic crime police told the daily Norwegian Aftenposten newspaper on 9 March that the theft of the Renaissance painting in the (Lutheran) Church of Norway Diocese of Tunsberg showed that a trend seen recently in other parts of Europe had now reached Norway.



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