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30 December 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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30 December 2000 - Il Messaggero

Bolognano - 15 children in the world / Quindici figli sparsi per il pianeta
Verino, 82, looks after the orchard, hens and rabbits, Maria, 78, cares after the house. Married 62 years ago, they have 6 daughters, 9 sons and 27 grandchildren scattered in England, Switzerland, Germany, Italy.

30 December 2000 - Il Centro

Tocco da Casauria - No more children named Eustachio / Il nome del patrono scartato dalle famiglie
In 40 years only 5 children were baptized as Eustachio. Parents choose more modern names, but devotion to the patron remains strong. A Roman general who converted to Christianity and a martyr, Eustachio is celebrated on 21 September. He is also patron of Scanno and Campo di Giove.

30 December 2000 - Il Centro

Civitella del Tronto - 23 cribs in the ancient town / Un percorso di 23 presepi nelle antiche vie
In the alleys of the ancient center 23 cribs made in the most varied ways by local artisans are hidden in the ancient portals, in the squares and shops.