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The Provincial Delegation is erected if within the framework of a Province, the Provincial cannot take adequate care of some local communities, for reasons of distance or for other reasons. He, with the consensus of his Council and with the approval of the Rector Major, can constitute a delegation. The superior is appointed by the provincial with the consensus of his council and the approval of the Rector Major (see Salesian Constitutions, art. 159).
With the inauguration of the Provincial Delegation of North Vietnam, the number of Provincial Delegations rises to 9.
The Salesians in Oceania
The work of the Salesians in Oceania began in 1922, with their arrival in Australia.
Today the Salesians are present in 6 countries of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Samoa.
Oceania is part of the East Asia-Oceania Region.
In Oceania there is the Salesian Province of Pacific Australia (AUL), which includes the Provincial Delegation of the Pacific led by Fr Petelo Vito Pau, and the Vice Province of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands (PGS).
Amazon: Catholic population and communities
In the Amazon Region there are a total of 47 Salesian communities: 22 in urban areas and 25 in rural areas.
There are 245 Salesians currently present in the Amazon: 107 in rural areas and 138 in urban areas.
Both urban and rural areas have a Catholic majority.