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Pope voices willingness to return Indigenous loot, artifacts

 By Nicole Winfield THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP)- Pope Francis said Sunday that talks were underway to return artifacts in the Vatican Museum that were acquired from Indigenous peoples in Canada and voiced a willingness to return other colonial-era objects in the Vatican’s collection on a case-by-case basis. “The Seventh Commandment comes to mind: If you steal something you have to give it back,” Francis said during an airborne press conference en route home from Hungary. Recently, Francis returned to Greece the three fragments of the Parthenon sculptures that had been in the Vatican Museums’ collection for two centuries. The pope said Sunday the restitution was “the right gesture” and that when such returns are possible, museums should undertake them. “In the case where you can return things,

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