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6 April 2001

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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6 April 2001 - Il Messaggero

L'Aquila - 48th edition of Good Friday procession / Il corteo torna all'antico per l'edizione n. 48
The fire brigade will be the special escort of the sepulchre of christ, with the Cavalieri di Venerdì Santo. The ancient itinerary will be reintroduced this year, passing through San Bernardino, piazza del Teatro, via Verdi and via Paganica, then piazza Palazzo via Cavour and piazza Duomo. A huge choir made of the nine choirs of the city will accompany the procession in various points.

6 April 2001 - Il Messaggero

Cese (Avezzano) - 102nd birthday / Grande festa per una centenaria
Candida Rosa Petracca for her 102nd birthday also received a special happy birthday telegram by mayor Mario Spallone, 82, with the wish he might send the message again for many years to come.

6 April 2001 - Il Messaggero

Vasto - Procession of the Holy Thorn / La Santa Spina in processione
The ancient rite will be repeated today. The relic is said to come from Christ's thorn crown, and for centuries it was kept in a chapel in Santa Maria Maggiore. Every year thousands of faithfuls come to the procession.