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14 January 2002

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on "Il Centro" and "Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition".

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14 January 2002, Il Messaggero

Loreto Aprutino - A new book on Santa Maria in Piano / Don Elio, la chiesa e il giudizio universale, by Orlando D'Angelo
Finally a book on Santa Maria in Piano by don Elio Marighetto. the church hosts the largest fresco in Abruzzo, the Universal judgement by Alberico from Settefrati, a 12th century monk; 11 meters in height and 6 in width, it was painted with a technique called "encausto", with colors in wax, heated during pinting. This Vision of the Judgement is one of the three most beautiful in the world, ranking beside Michel Angelo's and Signorelli's.

14 January 2002, Il Messaggero

Ortona - St. Tommaso on the Internet / San Tommaso finisce in Internet
Archbishop Carlo Ghidelli celebrated his frst year in the Lanciano-Ortona jurisdiction, inaugurating the first Internet site devoted to St Thomas the Apostle, "www.tommasoapostolo.com", which shows the story of the saint and the celebrations in his honor, the cathedral of Ortona, the documnents made when his body was taken to the cathedral.