RMG - Appointment of new Provincial of Paraguay: Fr Mario Villalba

(ANS - Rome) - The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, with the consensus of his ...

Australia – Cardinal Bo, SDB: “Ours Is a Nation on Exodus. It Was a Promised Land”

(ANS – Sydney) – Cardinal Charles Bo, SDB, the Archbishop of Yangon, was in Sydney on ...

RMG – Fr Jose Kuruvachira appointed new Provincial of Salesian Province of Dimapur

(ANS – Rome) – The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, with the ...

Italy - From ugly episode, light shines: a year from Don Bosco relic retrieval

(ANS - Castelnuovo Don Bosco) - A theft that arouses the attention of the whole world, two weeks of ...

Venezuela - After desecration of tombs, deceased Salesians may now rest in peace

(ANS - Caracas) - A few days ago, at 107 years of age, Fr Giuseppe (José) Berno, the oldest ...

Vatican - Fr Murguía Villalobos appointed new prelate bishop of Mixes

(ANS - Vatican City) - In accepting the renunciation of Msgr. Héctor Guerrero ...

Equatorial Guinea - Daughters of Sacred Hearts for Intl Day of African Child

(ANS - San José de Evinayong) - It was 16 June 1976 when in Soweto, South Africa, clashes ...

NEWS

(ANS - Turin) - After a long journey of preparation, the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin reach their climax tomorrow, June 9th 2018. On the exact day of the anniversary, Msgr. Renato Boccardo, archbishop of Spoleto, will preside over a solemn Eucharistic Concelebration, inside the Basilica.

(ANS – Rome) – On June 8, 2018 was approved the erection of the new Vice-province of Saint Louis Versiglia of Indonesia (INA). The long awaited recognition brings the number of the East Asia – Oceania Region Circumscriptions to twelve: eight Provinces and four Vice-provinces. After the establishment of INA, the Timor Leste Vice-province (TLS) since 1998, Myanmar (MYM) since 2004 and Papua New Guinea – Solomon Islands (PGS) since 2015. With INA, the total number of the SDB Circumscriptions (Provinces and Viceprovinces, Special Circumscriptions) is 88.

(ANS - Rome) - The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, with the consensus of the General Council, appointed Fr Igino Biffi as Provincial of the "San Marco" Province of North-Eastern Italy (INE) for the six-year period 2018-2024.

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INTERVIEWS

  • Italy - From ugly episode, light shines: a year from Don Bosco relic retrieval

    (ANS - Castelnuovo Don Bosco) - A theft that arouses the attention of the whole world, two weeks of apprehension and investigation, finally the finding that restores relief to all the devotees of Don Bosco: it was exactly a year ago, 15 June 2017, when the Carabinieri of Asti recovered the ampoule holding a part of the brain of the Saint of the Young. Twelve months later, popular devotion has increased. As witnessed by the Director of Colle Don Bosco, Fr Luca Barone.

EDITORIAL

  • 28th General Chapter: the same questions that pushed Don Bosco

    With the letter addressed to all the Salesians of the world, the Rector Major set off the journey towards the forthcoming 28th General Chapter (GC28), a chapter presenting two interesting novelties: the return to Valdocco, 62 years after the last one the Salesian “Mother House” hosted, the CG18; and, above all, the approach. In fact, it is the first time that a General Chapter of the Salesians takes its name from a question: "What kind of Salesians for the youth of today?"

EVENTS

  • Panama - 2nd Preparatory Meeting for World Youth Day 2019

    (ANS - Panama City) - From 6 to 10 June, 2018, about 250 representatives of the youth pastoral offices of the Episcopal Conferences, Movements and Ecclesial Associations from all over the world met in Panama for the Second preparatory meeting for the next World Youth Day (WYD), to be held in Panama from 22 to 27 January, 2019. Representing the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) were Renato Cursi, of the Salesian Youth Ministry Department, and Sr. Maria del Carmen Indurán, Coordinator of the Youth Ministry of the Central South America Province, of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA).

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Italy – For 70 years, an investment in hope

    (ANS - Rome) – Fr Stefano Aspettati, recently appointed Provincial of the Salesian Circumscription of Central Italy (ICC), has been witness to the growth of the "Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco" for seven years. This is how he describes the evolution of the educational experience at the Borgo, in the 70 years of the Salesian center.

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

  • I HAVE SEEN AND HAVE LIVED DON BOSCO’S MISSIONARY DREAM

    My dear friends, I greet you all most cordially as I write this to you – though I am very late as regards preparation of the Salesian Bulletin. (I make the editor sweat because very often the deadline for submission is upon me as I sit down to write my message – which happens with everything else that bears my name and is penned in my own hand.)

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