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Church burglary nets thieves items worth €25,000

ITEMS worth more than €25,000 have been were stolen from the Ayis Giorgos church in Stroumbi in Paphos.

According its priest, Father Kyriakos Zacharias, local residents discovered the church entrance broken into on Monday. Zacharias was at a primary school performing a blessing at the time. He said ten large silver candle holders worth more than €15,000, the silver icon of Ayios Giorgos, a silver cross from the 1940’s, and a silver chalice were taken.

During the last two weeks, ten churches in the Paphos district have been robbed of silver and gold items.

 

 

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