Manoppello is an Italian commune in the province of Pescara in Abruzzo with about 6,996 inhabitants. The municipality is located within the Majella National Park. The foundation of the village dates back to Roman times. The place name is derived from the Latin manipulus, which literally translated means a handful and referred to as a subdivision of the Legion of the Roman Army. The neighboring municipalities are: Alanno, Casalincontrada (CH), Chieti (CH), Lettomanoppello, Rosciano, Serramonacesca and Turrivalignani. The place has become known in recent years, especially through a picture of Christ, the veil of Manoppello, the Pope Benedict XVI. worshiped on his pilgrimage to Manoppello on 1 September 2006. Four years later, on November 3, 2010, the church gave Pope Benedict XVI. but in Rome the keys of the city.
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