THE Bishop of Gibraltar has issued a plea for ancient sculptures to be handed back to the Greeks.
The Elgin Marbles are currently on display at the British Museum but talks are ongoing about returning them to their place of origin.
In his latest column in the Church Times, Bishop Robert Innes claimed the Marbles were removed from Greece ‘in questionable circumstances’ and that their return would be ‘a tonic to national moral’.
“It would be highly appropriate if the Church of England could be seen to be associated with such a gracious act,” he said.
“There is great strength of feeling in Greece over the matter.”