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Singer Boy George returns stolen icon to Cyprus church

The singer Boy George has returned a lost icon to a Cyprus church that was stolen from the building 40 years ago. Apparently church officials spotted the item during a television interview with the pop star.

Musician Boy George has agreed to return to the Church of Cyprus an icon of Christ that came into his possession 11 years after the Turkish invasion.

The former Culture Club singer bought the piece from a London art dealer in 1985 without knowing its origin.

Boy George – real name George O’Dowd – said he was “happy the icon is going back to its original rightful home”.

“I have always been a friend of Cyprus and have looked after the icon for 26 years,” he added.

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Story: BBC | Photo: BBC

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