15 October 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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15 October 2001 - Il Messaggero

Massa d'Albe - Padre Celestino killed in Africa / Sacerdote trucidato in Africa
Padre Celestino Di Giovambattista, 67, born in Massa d'Albe, missionary for 30 years, was killed at Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. A convict in the prison where Father Celestino was giving assistance, killed him with axe blows. He was a parish priest in San Camillo, Roma, then in Bucchianico, and finally a missionary to one of the poorest lands on earth. There he succeeded in building a small hospital and water wells. Another among his ten brothers and sisters is also a priest in Seveso, Milan, where he works in a hospice for the homeless.

15 October 2001 - Il Centro

Ortona - A seminary on Abruzzese oral tradition / Un seminario sulla vocalità popolare
At the Istituto nazionale Tostiano, Ortona, today at 17.30 a meeting on «Aspetti della vocalità nella tradizione popolare abruzzese», directed by Domenico Di Virgilio. Documents include songs, stories, proverbs transmitted by word of mouth, expressions of popular experience connected to birth, work, marriage, religion, death.

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