Restoration of Holy Cross Church in Karpaz completed

Restoration works of the Holy Cross Church in Karpaz have been completed.

Restoration Holy Cross Church Karpaz completed
Photo: Petros Katsioloudes

The completion of the works was announced by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development program.

The Church of the Holy Cross in Karpaz 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 (completed in October 2015) and the Church of Ayia Marina (to be completed soon).

The restoration project cost a total of €48,500 and was funded by the European Union with a contribution from the Holy See.

Since 2012 approximately €11.7 Million have been provided by the European Union through the Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community to implement the priorities of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage for the preservation of the island-wide cultural heritage in Cyprus.

The European Union is the largest contributor to the work of the Technical Committee.

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