Friday, March 4, 2011

Interpol Finds Six Stolen Icons in London Gallery; Stolen from Churches, Monasteries in NW Greece

The Greek Reporter website reports today (March 4, 2011) that stolen icons from churches and monasteries in the mountainous Zagorohoria region of Ioannina, in northwestern Greece, were discovered today in the Temple Gallery in London by Interpol, during an operation held with the assistance of New Scotland Yard.

Six of the stolen icons have been identified while an investigation is still underway.

Dozens of icons and sections of chancel screens have been stolen in the past two years from churches and monasteries in northwestern Greece.

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