(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 - Rome) - The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, with the consensus of his Council, appointed Fr Mario Jesús Villalba Ramírez as Provincial of the "Maria Santissima Assunta" Province of Paraguay (PAR), for the 2018-2024 six-year term.

(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.

(ANS - Dodoma) - Grace is a young 21-year-old Tanzanian woman. Daughter of farmers, born in a large family, she would wake up every day at three in the morning to prepare simple dishes to sell in a kiosk along the street and for this reason she could not complete her high school education.


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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