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21 May 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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21 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

Ortona - A bishop for the town after 300 years / La città ha un alto prelato dopo 300 anni, Barbara Verì
Don Tommaso Valentinetti, 47, from Ortona, was made a bishop in Termoli Lavinio. Buses with pilgrims came for the ceremony, celebrated by Cardinal Camillo Ruini. The future bishop of Termoli (35 municipalities with 115,000 inhabitants) will not forget his native Ortona.

21 May 2000 - Il Centro

Calascio - Interview with actor playing padre Pio / Placido a Calascio diventa padre Pio, by Angela Baglioni
Rocks, solitude, like in Pietrelcina. Calascio is the set for the story of Francesco Forgione (padre Pio). Actor Michele Placido, from Apulia too, has breakfast in the morning already dressed as a friar.

21 May 2000 - Il Centro

Pietracamela - Historical exhibition / Mostra su Pietracamela
The students of a programmers' school in Teramo worked five months to study through the archive manuscripts and documents on the origin of Pietracamela, founded according to the tradition by refugees from Brindisi, whose patron saint Leucio is also the patron saint of this place.

21 May 2000 - Il Centro

Treglio - Twinship with Hamilton / Gemellaggio canadese
Many citizens from Treglio moved to Hamilton in the XX century, keeping their traditions alive and contributing to the economy of the canadian town. Aim of the twinship is to keep the connection alive. On 12 July in Hamilton the two mayors, Marco D'Alessandro and Robert Morrow, will sign the agreement.

21 May 2000 - Il Centro

Guardiagrele - The remains of patron san Nicola in a procession / Le spoglie del compatrono San Nicola in processione dopo 12 anni
The remains of San Nicola Greco, kept in Guardiagrele since 7 august 1338 will leave the church of San Francesco for the Jubilee. The occasion is repeated every 25 years, and traditionally the balconies of via della Penna will be embellished with croquet and embroidered blankets.

21 May 2000 - Il Centro

Pietranico - 1944 tomb found again / La tomba ritrovata casualmente nel cimitero, by Gilberto Petrucci
Vincenzo Mucciante, A carabiniere killed in 1944, during a brawl between partisans and fascists, in a pub in Pietranico. The seven responsible were sentenced to prison, but the tomb was forgotten until some days ago during maintenance work in the cemetery it was discovered again. A solemn ceremony was held for a new, restored tomb.

21 May 2000 - Il Centro

Abbateggio - Pilgrimage from San Lorenzo / Pellegrinaggio dalla parrocchia di San Lorenzo, by Daniela D'Alimonte
As long time ago, a group of pilgrims left at dawn for the Volto Santo, Manoppello, carrying the statue of the Madonna dell'Elcina. For a long time the long walk was abandoned in favour of cars, but now everybody is happy to have restored the ancient custom.