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2 September 2002

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on "Il Centro" and "Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition".
The original articles are no longer available online on the newspaper sites, but may be requested from their archives or consulted in libraries in Abruzzo.

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Ortona - Twinship with Chios / Gemellati da San Tommaso, by Rossano Orlando
The relic (his arm) of Apostle San Thomas, back in Chios Island after 744 years, was welcomed by the Orthodox Church and by all the citizens with great honors last friday, starting the twinship between the Greek and Ortonese communities. The relic was stolen from Chios in 1258.
[Versione italiana:] E' stata accolta con gli tutti onori dalla chiesa ortodossa e dalla comunità civile, la reliquia del braccio di San Tommaso apostolo, tornata venerdì scorso, dopo 744 anni, sull'isola di Chios, in Grecia, da dove venne trafugata nel 1258. E' iniziato così il gemellaggio tra le comunità ellenica e ortonese.