Nairobi, Kenya - May 2018 - On May 19, at the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians of Upperhill, 7 Salesian deacons were ordained priests and 13 Salesian students of the Utume theologate were ordained deacons by Msgr. David Kamau, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Nairobi.
Brasilia, Brazil - May 2018 - The National Council of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) was held on May 5 and 6, during which the research conducted on the visual identity of the SYM was analyzed. Approximately one thousand young people, Salesians and FMA of Brazil, attended. The composition of the new coordination of the SYM National Council for the next two years was also completed.
Johannesburg, South Africa - May 2018 - On 12 May the young people of the Salesian Youth Movement in Johannesburg met at the "Don Bosco Educational Projects" in Ennerdale to reflect on the message of Pope Francis for the World Day of Social Communications. There was a debate about what it means to be a Christian online and how to counteract the problem of fake news. In addition, young people were asked to produce a video that promotes peace journalism, especially on social networks.
Lubumbashi, D.R. Congo - May 2018 - On May 20, the Salesian Family in Central Africa, under the guidance of the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA), organized a pilgrimage of thanksgiving to Mary Help of Christians in Lubumbashi. The concluding Mass was presided over by Fr. Albert Kabuge, AFC Provincial.