Italy - Rector Major to Turin's Crocetta students: "Be Salesians, before even priests"

Turin, Italy - September 2017 - "You are confreres in formation as priestly Salesians. Careful: I ...

Madagascar - Meeting of the Regional Formation Commission of Africa and Madagascar

Ivato, Madagascar - September 2017 - The annual meeting of the Regional Formation Commission of ...

RMG - Beatification of Titus Zeman: Rector Major's Letter

(ANS - Rome) - On the occasion of the imminent beatification of Venerable Fr Titus Zeman, SDB, ...

Italy - 148th Salesian Missionary Expedition: "Without missionaries, many of us would not be here"

(ANS - Turin) - Yesterday, Sunday, 24 September, at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in ...

Israel – Defiled: St. Stephen Church in Beit Jemal

(ANS - Beit Jemal) - A few days from the Jewish and Muslim New Year celebrations, unidentified ...

South Korea – Vocations journey also in military service

(ANS - Uijongbu) – Due to the historical and social situation of South Korea, Salesian ...

Burundi - Fr Jean Paul's mission for Rukago youth

(ANS - Rukago) – "'It is enough for you to be young for me to love you very much,' this ...

NEWS

(ANS - Mexico City) - The earthquake bearing a magnitude of 7.1° on the Richter scale that struck Mexico on Tuesday, September 19, has caused hundreds of victims: 217, according to the Civil Protection Service as of this morning, but the number may increase due to the high probability that there are people trapped under collapsed buildings.

(ANS - Turin) - An occasion to show the accompaniment of the Congregation's leaders towards local contexts and to ensure the proper advancement of the various Provinces in a common Salesian and ecclesial journey: this is the meaning of the mid-term Meeting for the Provincials at the middle of their six-year term, a verification meeting the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime is attending in Turin.

(ANS - Vatican City) - On September 7, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints communicated to Msgr. Protógenes José Luft, SdC, bishop of Barra do Garças (Brazil), the Holy See's approval for the cause of martyrdom of the Servants of God, Salesian priest Rodolfo Lunkenbein, and Simão Bororo, layperson, both killed in hatred for the faith on 15 July 1976 in the Salesian mission of Meruri (Mato Grosso - Brazil), two men who gave their lives for God, the people, land rights, prophets of the Kingdom, defenders of the poor.

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INTERVIEWS

EDITORIAL

  • Comfort Zone: NO THANK YOU! "I prefer a wounded Church"

    Some were astonished to see the face of Pope Francis injured during his visit to Colombia. The bruise on his eyebrow and on his cheekbone, the blood-stained white garment. A small accident on the Pope-mobile, which brought to mind the words of Bergoglio and inspired my ANS Editorial: "I prefer a Church that is bruised, wounded and dirty because it is going out into the streets, rather than a Church made sick by closure and the convenience of clinging to its own safety." (EG49)

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SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo - "The child and the dugout canoe"

    (ANS - Miti) - There are three maternal orphans abandoned by their fathers; there is Bora, a young woman who has faced more challenges in her 28 years than most people live through in an entire lifetime; there are the Bambuti Pygmies who, while being the region's oldest inhabitants, when Kahuzi Biega National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, were expelled and now live on the margins: there are, alas, many poor people living in rural areas near Bukavu where the Salesian missionary Fr Piero Gavioli and Lydie Masoka, a Salesian Cooperator, are working as best as they can to help give a future to the area's children and most vulnerable teens.

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

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