May 9, 2021
Between 1965 and 1973, the young papàs (father) Antonio Bellusci carried out his pastoral duties in San Costantino Albanese (Potenza), a small Arbëreshë village belonging to the Catholic Eparchy of Lungro. There he had the opportunity to collect and document many of the local cultural and linguistic aspects, which resulted in numerous publications and constituted an important base for his research activity. All the notes and writings on his research in San Costantino have now been published by Squilibri (Rome), in a book edited by Nicola Scaldaferri and Maddalena Scutari.
The volume will be presented on Sunday, May 9, at 5pm, in San Costantino Albanese, in the presence of the author, the editors, and the bishop of Lungro Donato Oliverio. The event will be opened by the institutional greetings of the mayor, Renato Iannibelli, and will be coordinated by papàs Giampiero Vaccaro. A performance of traditional Arbëreshë songs will close the presentation.