Cyprus’ Orthodox Christian Church Thanks Singer Boy George for Icon’s Return

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NICOSIA (AP).- Cyprus’ Orthodox Christian Church on Thursday thanked former Culture Club singer Boy George for returning an icon of Christ that it says was stolen from a church in the breakaway north of the divided island. Boy George agreed to return the 18th century icon he bought from a London art dealer in 1985 after being presented with proof of its true origin, the church said in a statement posted on its Web site. “Before this, I had no idea who Boy George was,” Brussels-based Bishop Porfyrios who led efforts for the icon’s recovery told The Associated Press. “He was positive about returning the icon.” The church said it was alerted about the icon’s whereabouts by an informer who saw the singer with it on a Dutch TV show last November. Boy George, who said he was unaware