28 October 1999

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28 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

On Christmas night at Bethlehem the peace monument from Sulmona / A Betlemme, nella notte di Natale, il monumento alla pace nato a Sulmona - by Antonio Mancini
Yesterday pope John Paul II blessed the monument called "2000 and beyond" that will be placed in Bethlehem, Palestine, in the presence of Yasser Arafat and Massimo D'Alema. The artist is Franco Iezzi who explains the monument, six metres high, four metres long: the third millennium is represented in the three rings, representing Christians, Hebrews and Muslims who might find the way to peace through a common God.

28 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

First international festival of youth poetry / Primo festival internazionale di poesia giovanile
In Colledimacine, Lama dei Peligni and Pizzoferrato on 30-31 October 38 young poets will take part in the «La contea dei ginepri» contest of international youth poetry in memory of Clemente Di Leo, a poet from Colledimacine who died in 1970 at 24 years of age.