'Michelangelo's art to fight crime'

  • AFP, Rome
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  • Updated: Apr 17, 2013 12:33 IST

Michelangelo's art might help deter Italian youths from a life of crime, the interior minister said, praising the loan of a drawing by the Renaissance master to a school in a suburb of Naples on Tuesday.

"To fight organised crime, police work is essential, but it is not enough: to win this battle, it is necessary to awaken the conscience," interior minister Anna Maria Cancellieri said. "Works by great artists have the capacity to convey emotions, especially among the young," she said.


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