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23 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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23 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Archbishop Molinari will celebrate with the Pope in the Holy Land / Molinari in terra Santa concelebrerà messa con il Papa
Archbishop Giuseppe Molinari from L'Aquila left yesterday for the Holy Land to accompany 60 youths from all over Italy. Tomorrow the Pope and Molinari will celebrate mass together on the Mount of Beatitudes. On 31 march in L'Aquila a conference of padre Pasquale Borromeo on «the Pope in the Holy land, a peace goal for the Middle East».

23 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Sulmona - Costume meeting for the Giostra / Per la Giostra assemblea in costume
The Giostra Cavalleresca Association from Sulmona will take part this Saturday and Sunday to the national meeting of the Federazione Italiana Giochi Storici at Cerreto Guidi near Florence. This is the first time that the group from Sulmona is admitted to the meeting, and is a great occasion to organize exchanges. All proceedings will take place in costume in a Medicean villa, after a parade of 57 municipalities with their coat of arms.

23 March 2000 - Il Centro

San Vito - Summer program almost ready / Nutrito carnet per l'estate
Tour operators and hoteliers of the area have made an association, named Talassa (meaning "sea" in ancient Greek) to make the next summer season really memorable for visitors and residents starting with fireworks on 24 june and finishing on 26 august.

23 March 2000 - Il Centro

Penne - Swallows are back on the Penne Lake / Le rondini volano sulla riserva, by Jolanda Ferrara
The "balestrucci", one of the most common swallow species in Abruzzo, are back to the Lake of Penne from South Africa. More swallows are expected to arrive in the next days. The Oasis operators are placing artificial nests to restore the environmental needs of the birds. Swallows, great predators of flies and mosquitoes, are an important help to biological agriculture. Town dwellers are also invited to place artificial nests (provided by the local WWF association) under their roofs.

23 March 2000 - Il Centro

Isola del Gran Sasso - Eight new homes for pilgrims / A Cerchiara 8 nuove case per accogliere i pellegrini, by Veronica Gianfagna
Residence «Stella del Gran Sasso», has been opened at Cerchiara, near Isola del Gran Sasso, ideal for religious pilgrims and nature lovers: 8 apartments, each capable of hosting 6-8 people. Common parking area, a meeting room, game park and sports field. Operators will be available for excursions and help.