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Pilgrims Progress to Smartcards.

Religious pilgrims in Italy for the Jubilee of the Year 2000 who visit ancient sites in the Vatican City, Gubbio and Assisi will be armed with modern St Christopher amulets, smartcards made by French firm Gemplus SA. Originally established by Pope Boniface VIII in the 14th century, the Jubilee is an official international holy year that happens every 25 years. The Gemplus scheme is being stage-managed by Setefi, the computer services subsidiary of an Italian bank, Cariplo bank, which will install the network of card readers.
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Publication:Computergram International
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Date:Sep 23, 1999
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