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27 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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27 December 1999 - Il Messaggero

Opening of the Jubilee in San Giustino, Chieti, with Monsignor Menichelli / Giubileo, cerimonia a S. Giustino con l'arcivescovo Menichelli
Hundreds of people, over 50 red-dressed priests, and Archbishop Menichelli before the door of San Giustino at 16.30 on Christmas Day, among incense and hymns «Christ is the door for those who want to be free and our lives must be centered upon him. The Jubilee is the right moment to acknowledge our sins, but ours is a time for trips, not pilgrimage. Have the courage to forgive. There are too many poor in our city»

27 December 1999 - Il Messaggero

Monsignor Molinary opens the Jubilee in the Cathedral in L'Aquila / Inaugurato da Molinari il Giubileo della diocesi
At 17 on Christmas Day monsignor Molinari opened the Jubilee in San Massimo, one of the three Jubilee churches in the diocesis. On the previous day a diary of the Jubilee was given in a press conference, including all celebrations, the program for pilgrims and the dates for each social category: the Jubilee for journalists (23 january), for the sick (11 february), for engaged couples (13 february), for sportsmen (29 october) etc.

27 December 1999 - Il Centro

Because of the strong wind the Roio living crib is postponed to 6 january 2000 - Four thousand visitors to the living crib in Pianola, which will now move to Greccio / Rinviata per il fortissimo vento la rappresentazione di ieri a Roio: si svolgerà il 6 gennaio del 2000 - In 4mila al presepe di Pianola - La manifestazione sarà riallestita «in trasferta» a Greccio
On 25 december 27th edition of the living crib in Pianola organized by association «Come a Betleem», under the direction of Umberto Cavalli; the representation will be staged again at 18 hours on 6 january in Greccio, whre St Francis made the first crib. On the same date also the living crib in Roio will be staged. Two more living cribs took place in the area: in Camarda and Mons Regalis (Montereale), where historical groups staged reenactments of ancient crafts shops.