10 March 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 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Isola del Gran Sasso - San Gabriele against the US arms lobby / Contestata dai frati la tesi di una lobby americana
In Washington John Snyder, President of the "Possenti society" says San Gabriele is the patron of gun shooters. Not so, say the friars. The statement that in 1860 Gabriele fought against the Piedmontese is false. San Gabriele, the patron of youth since 1926 and of Abruzzo since 1959 never fired one single shot and no pope ever declared him the patron of arms bearers.

10 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Pescara - Doctor voluntary to Mozambique / Un medico volontario in Mozambico
70-year-old Giuseppe Ricci tells the story of his fight, after the flood, against cholera. In the mission there are 174 kids, all "ninhos da rua", all in need of medical care, food, shelter. And life is dangerous there, people can rob you of anything.

10 March 2000 - Il Centro

Manoppello - A meeting on the Volto Santo / Un convegno sul Volto Santo, by Adriana Settuario
An international meeting starts tomorrow under the title of "Il Mistero del Volto Santo di Manoppello. La Maiella, montagna sacra, Domus Christi". A documentary will be shown with musics by Ennio Morricone, following the story of the finding of the relics and the historical reconstruction of the events leading to the discovery of its importance.

10 March 2000 - Il Centro

Teramo - Gastronomic spring / Una primavera gastronomica, by Stefano Cianciotta
From 28 april to 1st may Slowfood Abruzzo will organize "La grande cucina teramana", with cultural excursions, dinners, visits to oil, wine and cheese producers and a taste laboratory. Lunches and dinners will be held in such scenarios as Torre di Cerrano, Silvi, palazzo Farnese, Campli, Council Chamber in the Comune di Atri, the Convento di Mosciano.