The Primate of the Church of Cyprus recovered the stolen mosaic icon


Mosaic depicting the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark

Cyprus returned mosaic, which was stolen from the Church of virgin Mary of Kanakaria.

19 November 2018, the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus his Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II donated a restored mosaic of the Church of our lady of Kanakaria with the image of St. Mark the Evangelist reports “Ρομφαία”.

The Director of the Department of antiquities of the Ministry of transport of Cyprus Marina Jeronimidis and legal adviser to the Cyprus Archbishopric Leonidas Georgiou took delivery of a Shrine. To do this, they visited the Hague as part of the delegation of Cyprus. In the Hague the Dutch detective, who is engaged in the discovery of stolen art have returned the ancient icon of the Cypriots. Transportation mosaic image of the Holy Apostle Mark from the Netherlands to Cyprus paid by the Archdiocese of Cyprus.

Medallion mosaic image of St. Mark the Evangelist was stolen from the Church of Panagia Kanakaria in the province of Famagusta by the Turks in the occupied part of Cyprus.

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