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31 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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31 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

Teramo - Angel and good devil together / Insieme l'angelo e il »buon diavolo» - Padre Nike e N'Duccio
Together in a pub Padre Nike (Padre Maurizio De Sanctis) and showman 'Nduccio for a fund collection campaign to build a house for disabled children in Bulgaria - Show title "...E poi tutti a confessarsi" (and after that everybody to confession).

31 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

Villavallelonga - Bear wedding and new hostel / Orsi sposi con l'inaugurazione dell'ostello
Inauguration of a new modern hostel with 12 rooms with private bathroom for visitors - And soon a fence separating the two bears Sandrino and Yoga will be taken away to allow them to "get married". No privacy however: cameras will be ready from all corners. Parish priest and archeologist don Evaristo Angelini says they will not even notice the humans.

31 May 2000 - Il Centro

Lettomanoppello - Procession for Mary's month / Fiaccolata in onore della Madonna
Parish priest don Stefano Ricci organized a torch-bearing procession for this last day of May from the Chiesa dell'Assunta up to the Santuario dell'Iconicella, along the road to Passolanciano. Since early in the morning groups of faithfuls walk up to the sanctuary to keep company to the Madonna di Costantinopoli.

31 May 2000 - Il Centro

Traditional families in Abruzzo / Famiglia, in Abruzzo vince la tradizione, by Marco Tabellione
The National Statistical Institute (Istat) just released information on the composition of the Italian family today. Abruzzo seems to move towards Northern Italy: no more the large family still typical of the Italian south, but a nuclear family with on average two children. Still very few the singles, 61 % of them made of elderly citizens.