(ANS – Rome) – The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, with the consent of his council has appointed the new provincial for the Province of Dimapur, India: Fr. Jose Kuruvachira. Fr. Jose Kuruvachira succeeds Fr Nestor Guria who is now laying down his office in August 2018, after six years of service.
(ANS - San José de Evinayong) - It was 16 June 1976 when in Soweto, South Africa, clashes developed between the black students and the segregationist police due to the imposition of Afrikaans, the language of the white minority, even in the schools in which the black majority of the population was segregated. Among the many victims were several young demonstrators who also died in the clashes; in their name the "International Day of the African Child" was born, a day celebrated every year to draw attention to the living conditions and rights of children and young people on the African continent.
(ANS - Caracas) - A few days ago, at 107 years of age, Fr Giuseppe (José) Berno, the oldest Salesian of the Congregation, died. No one would have thought that after having joyfully dedicated his long life to God and to the most needy, he would not be able to rest in peace at the cemetery, and that it would become necessary to proceed to his cremation.
(ANS – Sydney) – Cardinal Charles Bo, SDB, the Archbishop of Yangon, was in Sydney on June 10 as a part of a tour arranged by “Catholic Mission”, Pontifical Mission Societies in Australia, whose major Church Appeal in 2018 is raising funds for innovative education programs backed by the cardinal in his native Myanmar. Cardinal Bo celebrated a public mass at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney and here we share his inspiring homily.