The native form of this personal name is Tóth László. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals. He achieved worldwide notoriety when the lazlo letters pdf vandalised Michelangelo’s Pietà statue on 21 May 1972.


Toth was not charged with any criminal offence after the incident. He was hospitalized in Italy for two years. On his release, he was immediately deported to Australia.

Toth was born in Pilisvörösvár, Hungary, to a Roman Catholic family. After graduating in geology, in 1965 he moved to Australia. As his English was poor and his geology diploma was not recognized, Toth initially worked at a soap factory. In June 1971 he moved to Rome, Italy, knowing no Italian, and aiming to become recognized as Christ.