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10 January 2000

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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10 January 2000 - Il Messaggero

Loreto Aprutino - The woman who lived three centuries died on Saturday / La donna che visse tre secoli - Nata nel 1899 è morta sabato
Rosina Vivace, born 1899, died in her native place, 3 months before her 101st birthday. Her birthday party last year was broadcast also on the national TV network. A hard farmer's life, enlightened by the friendship with Gabriele d'Annunzio, a great estimator of Rosina's cooking. During her funeral in the church of Fonte Maggio don Camillo Smigliani greatly praised nonna Rosina's virtues.

10 January 2000 - Il Messaggero

Ortona - Nonna Luisa is 100 years old / Nonna Luisa festeggia i cento anni
Luisa Serraiocco enters Ortona centenaries' club: born on 10 January 1900, she is still active and loves partying.

10 January 2000 - Il Messaggero

Roccaspinalveti - The Vatican and the tragedy of cereal-allergic priest / Il parroco affetto da una grave forma di intolleranza alimentare, by Francesco Lo Piccolo
Don Silvio Santovito, parish priest of Roccaspinalveti, cannot tolerate the wheat in the Host. Two years ago he was hospitalized in Rome with a severe malnutrition syndrome, having dropped from 90 to just 60 kg. Monsignor Edoardo Menichelli allowed him to take communion just with the wine, but the consecration should be celebrated by another priest. The problem for the priest is not solved however: 30 years old, 6 ft tall, don Silvio would like the Vatican to allow him to consume a host made with another kind of flour.

10 January 2000 - Il Centro

Pescara - Accused of theft robs his laywer in court / Durante l'udienza deruba il suo avvocato
Lawyer Melania Navelli was defending a young man accused of stealing the purse of a municipality clerk, saying he had found the purse on a bus. Once back in jail, the defendant was searched and found with the lawyer's wallet, containing 350 mila lire. The lawyer renounced her mandate.

10 January 2000 - Il Centro

SABATO LA CERIMONIA Catignano - Great feast for the new parish don Peppino / Festa per il nuovo parroco, by Alessandro Iannetti
Don Peppino Maione reached Catignano at 17 last Saturday, and was met by old don Alessandro Di Giovannantonio. Then in a procession, followed by his new parishioners, he went up to San Giovanni Battista, where he celebrated his first official Mass. There's great hope the new young parish will offer a leadership to Catignano's youth. Don Peppino, 35, was for a year vice-parish priest for the church of Santa Teresa d'Avila, in Santa Teresa di Spoltore, where people cried when he was called away to his native place, near his beloved parents.