Conservation works at occupied Maronite Agia Marina Church completed

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme have announced the completion of conservation works at the Maronite Agia Marina Church in the Agia Marina village in Turkish occupied Nicosia.

According to an UNFICYP press release, a project completion ceremony will be held on Wednesday 24th May 2017 at 10:30am in the courtyard of the church.

It is noted that Agia Marina Church is one of three Maronite religious heritage sites selected by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage to benefit from conservation interventions within the EU funded and UNDP implemented programme Support to Monuments of Great Importance for the communities of Cyprus.

The other two Maronite sites to benefit from similar interventions are: the Old St. George Church in Kormacit/Kormakitis (completed in October 2015) and the Holy Cross Church in Karpasha/Karpasa Church (completed in April 2017).

The project was fully funded by the European Union. Support to the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage is a cornerstone of the European Unions support to reconciliation and confidence building measures through the Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community.

Source: Cyprus News Agency