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4 October 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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4 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

A San Giovanni scholar suggests solutions for the ancient monastery against its use for an ex-drug-addict community: let it be a museum for military chaplains / Uno studioso umbro di San Giovanni lancia l'allarme e suggerisce soluzioni per utilizzare l'antico complesso - Comunità di recupero in convento «La struttura di Capestrano diventi invece museo dei cappellani militari» - by Federica Farda
Filippo De Marchis has been searching for years to find the remains of St John from Capestrano, which disappeared from the monastery of Ilok. He now speaks against the project to use the monastery in Capestrano as a center for former drug-addicts. De Marchis is afraid the precious library will be disassembled. He suggests different solutions to finance the upkeep of the monastery: a twinship with all places in the world connected to Saint John, a project to create a world museum for military chaplains, a twinship with Hungary, whose 1956 revolution started on 23 october, the saint's festivity, or also a congress centre.

4 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

The Theatre season at the Teatro Marrucino: the whole program / Presentata la stagione del Marrucino - Tra prosa e cabaret un cartellone per tutti gli spettatori
A very comprehensive program from modern pieces from Moliere to Neil Simon, Eduardo De Filippo and Dostoevskij and many cabaret soirèes.

4 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

Rhythmic gymnastics from Osaka World Championship to the Olimpic Games for Abruzzese athlete / Ginnastica ritmica, dai mondiali di Osaka alle Olimpiadi - Eva conquista il passaporto per Sidney
Eva D'Amore from Chieti, 18, has been admitted to the Olimpic Games. A life of sacrifices, hard work and strict diet, for the heavy-demanding discipline.

4 October 1999 - Il Centro

A photo and video exhibition on the sea / Mostra di foto e film sul mare
Association Aquadiving from Chieti is preparing on its 18th anniversary an exhibition connected to the sea in the premises of the local Chamber of Commerce.

4 October 1999 - Il Centro

Roccacasale celebrates Fra' Mariano whose relics return this afternoon / Comunità in festa per il beato Fra' Mariano - Roccacasale, il ritorno della reliquia è atteso nel pomeriggio, by Claudio Lattanzio
Pope John Paul II underlined the shepherd-friar's example as a model for hospitality when yesterday morning in St Peter's Church he was proclaimed a Blessed, with other 2 Franciscans and three humble parish priests, "workers" of the faith. Roccacasale's mayor says the event is exceptional for the small Abruzzese village. This afternoon a great celebration to welcome the relics of the Blessed friar.