The Vatican has announced it will return a priceless icon, The Madonna of Kazan, to the Russian Orthodox Church. The artifact, which was stolen “in the early 20th century and later presented to the pope,” is being given back in a “gesture aimed at warming relations between the two churches.”


That’s real nice and all (returning stolen goods is always an action that merits praise) but I’m still holding out for a menorah or sumfin’.