(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 - Aleppo) - "We Christians believe and know that the resurrection of Christ is the true hope of the world ... Today we ask for the fruits of peace for the whole world, beginning with the beloved and beseiged Syria, whose population is exhausted by a war that sees no end." This is what the Pope said in his recent Easter Urbi et Orbi message. In that beloved and martyred land, among an exhausted people, the Salesians continue to be sowers of comfort and makers of peace.

(ANS - Juba) - Fr David Tulimelli is a Salesian who has dedicated his life to the youth of Sudan, a witness of the troubled phases of the country's history in the last decades, before and after its division. Now he is in Juba, capital of South Sudan.

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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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