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17 September 1999

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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17 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

L'AQUILA - the cathedral full to listen to don Pierino Gelmini / La cattedrale gremita per ascoltare le riflessioni di don Pierino Gelmini - by Federica Farda
Don Pierino Gelmini, just back from Kazakistan where he opened his 230th community spoke for two hours of his book, "Fiori di mare", commemorating his 50 years as priest: these are «the flowers in the sea deeps, that nobody sees, my 350,000 children I educated. On the first meeting I always give a small neck chain with a cross. All my kids wear my cross. I passed from a carriera (career) in the church to a crumbling corriera (mountain bus)» He also offered himself for an experimentation of an AIDS vaccine, highly encouraged by Mother Theresa only.

17 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

ATELETA - No problem for the HIV-positive child. Immunologist Ferdinando Aiuti came for his sister. This time solidarity wins. / Nessun problema per il fratellino della bambina per cui intervenne Ferdinando Aiuti - Alunno sieropositivo, questa volta vince la solidarietà - by Sante Iavarone
34 children play happily together in the kindergarten, the best answer to those who feared a bad reaction against the HIV-positive child. Time has passed since this same community expelled the boy's sister, HIV-positive too, in 1996, and immunologist Ferdinando Aiuti came to explain there was no danger. Ateleta's mayor, Franco Lucente is happy for the responsibility shown by the families.

17 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

The artists' festival - Avati and Morricone at San Gabriele / LA FESTA DELL'ARTISTA - Avati e Morricone a San Gabriele
Pupi Avati and Ennio Morricone will be tomorrow at the festival organized by Fondazione Stauròs. Morricone will present the Jubilee hymn, and many representatives from the world of cinema and music will take part to the meeting "Beauty as the door of hope. Together towards the Year 2000". At 16 the "artist's Mass", and on 19 september, the following day, the Jubilee Cross will arrive at the sanctuary from Avezzano. The cross has been taken already through many countries.

17 September 1999 - Il Centro

BOLOGNANO - From tomorrow in Musellaro the Festa del Crocefisso / Da domani a Musellaro la festa del Crocefisso
For centuries from 18 to 20 September the precious relique called Santissimo Crocefisso has been shown to the faithful on the main altar in Musellaro (municipality of Bolognano). The sanctuary of Musellaro is included in the religious itineraries of the Jubilee.

17 September 1999 - Il Centro

Guardiagrele: 3000 visitors in the Maiella park / Boom di presenze - Tremila visitatori - Il parco Maiella ha fatto il pieno
Cooperative Linea Verde has two tourist information centres in Guardiagrele, which this summer have been visited by more than 3000 tourists, says president Paolo Iacovella. What did the tourists want? Nature and excursions mostly, then crafts and art exhibitions.