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25 April 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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25 April 2000 - Il Messaggero

Atri - Resistance capital for one day / Per un giorno capitale abruzzese della Resistenza
This national day will be celebrated in Atri with an exhibition through war photographs, a speech by historian Giorgio Spini, and a film program.

25 April 2000 - Il Messaggero

When shepherds took the rifles / Quando anche i pastori imbracciarono i fucili, by Corinto Zocchi (Carabinieri general)
In sept 1943 Abruzzo was caught in the middle of two great events: the king of Italy after the armistice escaped from the Germans through our territory, and Mussolini was freed by a German raid from his prison on the Gran Sasso. Nazi revenge was cruel in Abruzzo: Pietransieri, L'Aquila, Onna, Bussi, Filetto, Palombaro, Casoli, Pizzoferrato, Capistrello, Bosco Martese, all paid their heavy toll. Then, as someone says to defend their things, Resistance fighters started to unite in the Majella. Then the cities also started their rebellion: Pescara, Sulmona, Avezzano, Ortona (the Stalingrad of Italy), Francavilla, Guardiagrele, Orsogna.

25 April 2000 - Il Messaggero

Caramanico - Opening of the Holy Door / Apertura della Porta Santa , by Agnese Pellegrini
Yesterday morning mons. Edoardo Menichelli opened the Holy Door of the church of San Tommaso. The church was founded in 1200 in honor of Tommaso of Canterbury.

25 April 2000 - Il Messaggero

Orsogna - The "Talami" procession returns / Oggi si rinnova la sfilata dei Talami
Double scenes this year for the Old and New Testament: six talami to represent episodes from the bible, the seventh to the Madonna del Rifugio, in whose honor the event started 500 years ago when a statue of the Lady was seen coming to life by many faithfuls. The titles of the Talami: I. "La cacciata dall'Eden" and "L'Annunciazione a Maria". II. "Mosè salvato dalle acque" "La Natività di Gesù" con il piccolo Giampaolo D'Orazio. III. "Mosè conduce gli ebrei verso la terra promessa", "Gesù conduce gli uomini verso il Paradiso". IV, "Mosè e la manna nel deserto", "Gesù l'ultima cena e l'eucaristia". V. "Mosè contro i serpenti", "Gesù sulla Croce". VI. "Mosè sul Monte Nebo", "Gesù sul Monte degli Ulivi". VII talamo with the Black Madonna.

25 April 2000 - Il Centro

Sulmona - 20,000 for the Madonna che scappa / In ventimila per la Madonna che scappa, by Massimiliano Bianchi
Easter morning, Piazza Garibaldi: extraordinary success this year under a technical point of view: the black veil and white scarf fell down perfectly leaving the green mantle and the rose, the run was powerful and straight. The symbols of winter surrendering to spring in a pastoral-religious world. Popular faith interprets the ceremony to get predictions for the harvest and the year, which will be good and prosperous. Great the joy of those carrying the statue, which is considered a great honour.

25 April 2000 - Il Centro

Vacri - A Via Crucis of poems and low-relief scenes / Via Crucis di poesie e bassorilievi
This 12th representation of the passion through the alleys of the medieval borough was a great success. The students of the local school had made low-reliefs in Maiella stone, placed in the various stations of the via Crucis.