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28 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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28 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

From Pope Celestino V to San Giustino / Da papa Celestino a S. Giustino , by Mario d'Alessandro
The most famous theft in Abruzzo was in the late 1980's that of the body of hermit saint Pietro Angelerio (later Pope Celestino V) from Santa Maria di Collemaggio, L'Aquila, which was found some days later in a small countryside cemetery nearby. But such episodes have become more common. In 1979 the processional cross of master goldsmith Nicola da Guardiagrele was stolen, and some of its pieces were later found in Germany. In 1983 in the Cattedrale of San Giustino, Chieti the silver bust of the saint, also a work by Nicola da Guardiagrele dated 1455, was stolen with the saint's relics. Monsignor Antonio Chinni opened a website to collect information.

28 March/febbraio 2000 - Il Messaggero

Lanciano - A new collection for the Carabba publishing house / Una collana rilancia la Carabba
The "Rocco Carabba" publishing house rose in the latter half of the 19th century and brought lanciano to the center of European culture. Since 1995 the great tradition has been re-established nd a new collection has just started, devoted to Abruzzese economists; the third volume "Scritti di politica economica" by Ferdinando Galiani has just appeared in the workshops. Directors Ciocca and De Cecco say it is important that the European Union does not wipe out our roots.

28 March/febbraio 2000 - Il Centro

L'Aquila - An exhibition to tell the history of the city / Una mostra racconta la storia della città
The true story of the city hidden inside documents kept in the State Archive of L'Aquila is told through the events connected to the perdonanza celestiniana - among the exhibits the original pardon Bull and the Codice by Buccio di Ranallo.

28 March/febbraio 2000 - Il Centro

San Giovanni Lipioni - Trekking with CAI guides / Trekking con gli escursionisti del Cai
One hundred trekkers on the first CAI excursion for the year 2000 along an 11-km itinerary (called Anello del Trocco) from San Giovanni Lipioni to Celenza Sul Trigno, amid the vegetation of the "macchai Mediterranea".