5 May 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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5 May 2001 - Il Messaggero

Barete - A new book on the town / Il libro-progetto di Battista
Today at 18.30 in the church of San Paolo, Barete, presentation of "Le parole della terra:Barete, nell'Alto Aterno", published by the municipality, author Vincenzo Battista, graphics by Duilio Chilante. Twnship in teh morning with teora, municipality in the Province of Avellino. In the evening the "Fuoco di S.Paolo" will be lit before the church.

5 May 2001 - Il Centro

Ortona - Patron's feast today / Ortona in festa per il Perdono , by Rossano Orlando
A historical reenactement and delivery of the seven keys of the silver bust conytaining the remains of apostle Thomas. Medieval groups will be parading from 17: the Quintana di Ascoli Piceno, Banderesi di Bucchianico, flag-bearers from Castiglion Fiorentino and Popoli, delegations of the Mastrogiurato from Lanciano and Camerlengo from Chieti. On 6 sept 1258 captain Leone Acciaiuoli, presented the city with the body and tombstone of the apostle. In 1479 after an attemped theft the remains were put into an urn, which can be opened with seven keys.

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