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Comune di Manoppello
Church of Santa Maria Arabona
Church of Santa Maria Arabona
Coat of arms of Manoppello
Coat of arms
Manoppello is located in Italy
Location of Manoppello in Italy
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Manoppello Scalo, Ripacorbaria, Santa Maria Arabona
 • Total 39 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation 217 m (712 ft)
Population (December 31, 2005)
 • Total 157
 • Density 4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Manoppellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65024, 65025, 65020
Dialing code 085
Patron saint Volto Santo di Manoppello
Saint day Third Monday in May
Manoppello is a comune in Abruzzo, in the province of Pescara, Italy.
Church of the Volto Santo di Manoppello, housing the Holy Face image.

It is famous for having a church which contains an image on a thin byssus veil, a sudarium, known as the Holy Face of Manoppello and which has been reputed to be identical to the Veil of Veronica.

Veil of Veronica

Also notable is the Romanesque abbey of Santa Maria Arabona.

Twin towns

External links

  • Inside Abruzzo - Insider tips uncovered
  • Volto Santo di Manoppello Veil, Polish website
  • The Face of ChristSudarium Christi online audio visual featuring texts by sudarium expert Sr. Blandina Paschalis Schlömer et al.
  • The Rediscovered Face - 1 first of four installments of an audiovisual presentation relating the holy image with a number of ancient predecessors, YouTube, access date March 2013.

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