On the occasion of Epiphany, the well restored wooden St George and the Dragon statue was officially presented in Scapoli parish church. The artwork was realized by the sacred art sculptor Paolo Saverio Di Zinno (1718-1781), in respect of the traditional legendary worship of such Saint Martyr. Since Middle Age, entire nations were devoted to him: he was invoked during plagues and became patron of some towns in Molise too. The Delegate for Molise, Duke Ettore d’Alessandro di Pescolanciano, supported by Secretary Commander Giuseppe D’Amico, by the Vice Delegate Giulio de Jorio Frisari, and by many postulants, namely Cristian Di Paola, immediately accepted Scapoli mayor’s collaboration to the restoration project of such an important artwork, ended last november. In fact, he is particularly interested in those initiatives enhancing municipal heritage. The Delegation of Molise wishes to support that religious community, also by celebrating a ceremony for the knights of the Delegation in the local church.
Molise: Restoration of the eighteenth-century Saint George statue in Scapoli (IS)