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.