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FIVE-TON BELL DONATED TO POPE FOR JUBILEE YEAR

 

Rome, 22 (NE) It weights five tons, and has a circumference of 6 meters. These are some of the characteristics of a huge bell, donated to Pope John Paul II on occasion of the Holy Year. The bell will be given to the Pontiff the 2nd of January, on occasion of the Jubilee of the Children. Made especially for the Holy Father by the Pontifical Foundry Marinelli di Agnone, the bell will be taken to Saint Peter's Square shortly after the celebration of Christmas. 
As the Italian agency ANSA informed, the bell has the Pope's shield engraved as well as the inscription "Jubilaeum MM." The Marinelli di Agnone Foundation is one of the oldest in the country and the only one that at the
moment bears the title of Pontifical, as it has since 1923. During the presentation of the gift that will be given to the Holy Father, Pasquale Marinelli, director of the foundry, pointed out that this was a dream ever since the Holy Father visited the foundry back in 1995.

 

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