5 February 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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5 February 2000 - Il Messaggero

Avezzano - The priest who saved the Pope deceased while celebrating Mass / Ha cessato di vivere mentre diceva messa - È morto il prete che salvò il Papa, by Pino Veri
Always ready to work and to hit communists, don Costanzo Villa, born in Celano and parish priest of Sacro Cuore in San Rocco, deceased yesterday at 74 anni. In St Peter's, Rome, he stopped a fanatic who was attempting to the Pope's life. Then he led the Avezzano soccer team and founded another soccer club, the Aquilotti di San Rocco, famous all over Abruzzo. A great loss for the church in the Region.

5 February 2000 - Il Centro

The remains of a soldiers back from Russia after 58 years / Salma torna dalla Russia dopo 58 anni
Military doctor Guglielmo Cercone De Lucia, 42, crashed with his plane on 28 august 1942 in Russia. After so many years his remains enveloped in an Italian flag will be finally home. He was buried all this time under a game area until this was demolished and the cases with bodies came back to light. The daughters Clotilde and Alba and late son Filippo have at last been able to take their father back home.

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