28 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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28 October 2001 - Il Messaggero

Rocca di cambio - John Paul II blesses the Madonna della Neve / Giovanni Paolo II benedice la Madonna della Neve
A giant statue of the Madonna della Neve was placed last 8 september on top of Monte Rotondo, 1930 mt a.s.l., in Rocca di Cambio. The Pope came by copter and blessed the statue, but the visit was kept secret, and only recently disclosed to Aldo Iacovitti, donor of the statue. The Pope, a great skier, always loved Campo Felice, and many times came anonimous in the past.

28 October 2001 - Il Centro

Pescara - Novelist Gore Vidal meets the students / Il romanziere faccia a faccia con gli studenti, by Giuliano Di Tanna
Vidal replies to the students' questions, speaks of the war, of Bush inability to cope with Islam. He says Americans live in the present without a knowledge of what is around them, what was before them. He speaks of Abruzzo and of the prizes he was awarded, of terrorism, of writers and politics. He introduced Italo Calvino to the american public in the New York Review of Books.

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