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20 December 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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20 December 1999 - Il Messaggero

Fara San Martino - A hundred actors in the living crib / Cento figuranti alla rappresentazione della Natività
On 26 december the 5th edition of the living crib will be held in picturesque Valle di San Martino. Organizer Giannina Di Cecco is very happy for the great success of the previous editions; the crib is staged inside a grotto at the foot of Monte Amaro, where the Holy Family will receive the homage and gifts of over 100 participants; fires will be lit along the paths to the cave, where scenes with ancient trades will be staged for the many visitors.

20 December 1999 - Il Messaggero

LUCO DEI MARSI - A Christmas story: a nun loses her purse with money, a child calls her to give it back / Una storia di Natale: la superiora aveva dimenticato il portafogli al supermarket - Bimbo riporta il borsellino alla suora
"Hello, I am the Mother superior of Luco dei Marsi...you always publish negative stories». The nun had forgotten her purse with 350,000 Lire and very important documents in the supermarket. A young boy phoned her to tell he had found it. But the story is not over, since the Mother superior called the paper to share this act of peace, love and respect.

20 December 1999 - Il Centro

L'AQUILA - Archbishop Molinari warns not to forget spiritual values / Giubileo, il «richiamo» di Molinari "Recuperiamo i veri valori spirituali" - by Angela Baglioni
Hundreds of years ago Pope Celestine V invited to forget hates and private interests, now archbishop Molinary wants to emphasize that again. This Christmas Eve the Holy Door in Saint Peter will open, but to change people's lives not to make the Jubilee into a business, as many are trying to do. The true meaning of the jubilee was also the theme of Gerardo Miroballo's introduction to the exhibition «Un Giubileo prima del Giubileo», in the State Archive in L'Aquila, where important documents connected to the perdonanza have been on show. The exhibition will now move to the Curia.

20 December 1999 - Il Centro

Archeology - Great discoveries in Fossa and Amiternum / Grandi scoperte a Fossa e Amiterno
Within the congress «Archeologia delle popolazioni italiche», presently being held in L'Aquila, two important discoveries have been communicated. Dr Rosanna Tuteri has shown that the Roman town of Amiternum was surrounded by walls, and dr Vincenzo D'Ercole has discovered an old Vestine road around the Fossa necropolis. In Paludi di Celano the only seven tombs of the Bronze Age in Abruzzo have been found. Also Paganica and Barisciano on the agenda.