The National Gallery in Dublin has reaffirmed that its version of Caravaggio's The Taking of Christ is the original, documented work of 1602 and that the version stolen from a museum in Odessa in 2008 and recently recovered by police in Berlin is one of several copies of the Dublin work.
Update, 5 July 2010:
And now it seems German prosecutors have conceded that the painting they recovered is not the original autograph work by Caravaggio, but a copy of significantly less value (which is not the same as a fake or forgery). It will be interesting to hear how this news is received by the Museum in Odessa, from which the painting was stolen.
More Artknows posts on this:
Caravaggio copy snatched from Odessa (5 August 2008)
Now you see it, now you don't: 'Caravaggio copy may still be missing (9 December 2008)
Organised crime? Odessa Caravaggio copy recovered in Berlin (29 June 2010)