Four arrested in Spain over Codex Calixtinus theft

A medieval text stolen from the cathedral in the north-western Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela was found in a nearby garage on Wednesday after police arrested a handyman — fired after 25 years working at the cathedral — and three others.

The Codex Calixtinus, a 12th-century collection of sermons and liturgical passages, vanished last July from a safe deposit box in the cathedral, which marks the end of an ancient pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago.

Police said they had found the elaborately illustrated manuscript — a treasured part of Spain’s cultural and religious heritage — in a garage near the Galician town — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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