The statue of St George was replaced in its niche on Tuesday. It was taken into the niche privately by the aides of the basilica.
The statue of St George was right at the heart of the recent celebrations in honour of the protector of Gozo and patron of the city of Victoria. It had been taken out of its niche on Tuesday, July 11. The statue remained on display, surrounded by votive candles and flowers throughout the days of the festa until last Tuesday.
Several aides were on hand to move the statue from its central location, in the main aisle of the basilica, to its chapel. Confetti and dust that had gathered on it during the Sunday procession were meticulously removed.