"A madonna from the middle ages found the home to Värmland again, after a kyrkstöld six years ago."
"the Sculpture in the lindträ, which is from the 1300s or earlier, found some time ago in Portugal. The new owner claimed that he bought the madonna in good faith. But he went on to sell the item to the Trankils assembly, outside Årjäng in Värmland."
"the Madonna was stolen from the Trankils church in June 2012, a Spanish man convicted of a series of thefts in the Swedish churches."
"the Assembly cost to buy and carry home the sculpture is about 120 000 sek."
"– It can be seen a bit blunt to you choose to buy back the stolen goods, but for us she was valuable to get back, " says Peter Söderback, property manager in Nordmarkens parish, to SVT News Sweden."