(ANS – Cebu City) – Br. Tony Hopida is a Salesian Coadjutor of the South Philippines Province (FIS). At 77 years of age, of which 58 as Salesian, he shares the richness of his Salesian, consecrated and lay identity.

(ANS - Rome) - Fr René Santos, SDB, is the representative of the Dicastery for the Salesian Schools of America in the Youth Ministry Department. During the Team Visit to the Interamerica region in 2017 in Bolivia, Fr Fabio Attard, General Councilor for Youth Ministry, asked him to collaborate with his team so as to have a referent for America.

(ANS - Santo Domingo) - The baseball glove, the ball and that characteristic smell of the playing field define the life of Manuel (Manny) Mota – a historic player and professional coach in US Major League Baseball. Among his victories, one of the most beautiful is certainly to have married Margarita Matos, with whom he had eight children and adopted four others: 12 children who have, so far, made him a grandfather of 18 grandchildren. Today he says that Don Bosco has always been part of his life and he thanks God for giving him more than he thinks he deserved.

(ANS – Mumbai) – Father Leon Cruz is the only Salesian in India to be appointed as a Missionary of Mercy (MoM) by Pope Francis in 2017 with special powers to pardon sins reserved to the Holy See. In these days he joined other Missionaries of Mercy from around the world in Rome for a meeting on the Spirituality of Mercy, from April 7 to 11, to concelebrate Holy Mass with the Holy Father and also to attend a series of lectures, discussions and prayer services.


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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