Bloomberg report: UK should follow Pope's example and return Parthenon Marbles

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Bloomberg report: UK should follow Pope's example and return Parthenon MarblesThe anniversary of the restoration of democratic rule in Greece on July 24, 2024, will be an opportunity for "an unencumbered gift of the marbles" to the people of Greece, the article proposes, noting that the UK has over a year to make perfect

Britain should follow the example of Pope Francis, who recently returned fragments of the Parthenon Marbles held in the Vatican to Greece, thus helping to "foster some much-needed friendship for the UK in Europe," according to an article by Rachel Sanderson in "Bloomberg" entitled "Greece's Elgin Marbles Are Not Britain's to Keep", ANA reports.
Quoting a Vatican statement that the decision was prompted by a “ sincere desire to follow in the ecumenical path of truth,” the author pointed out that the 50th anniversary of the return of democratic rule to Greece in 2024 will be an "ideal opportunity" for such a gesture.
The article presents the Greek arguments in favor of the sculptures' return and the efforts of the Parthenon Project, which is working with both the British Museum and the Acropolis Museum to find a solution while noting the UK government's refusal to change a 1963 law that forbids the museum "from disposing of its holdings".

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