An 18th Century Icon Returned to the Church of Cyprus from Britain
— Geneva Academy of IHL and Human Rights (@Geneva_Academy) February 23, 2022
OCP News Service – 26/2/22
London-UK: A representative Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus received an 18th-century icon that was taken by a British Royal Air Force officer in 1974 during the Turkish invasion of the Cypriot island. The handing over of the icon (St. John the forerunner ) took place at the Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Geneva.
The son of the late British Royal Air Force officer decided to return the icon to the Church of Cyprus which was placed in a box for many years.
OCP News Service