Bogota, Colombia - September 2016 - As part of the Extraordinary Visit to the Province of Colombia Bogotá (COB), the Councillor General for Social Communication, Fr Filiberto González, spent from 29 August to 2 September at the Salesian House of the Niño Jesús. He was able to learn about the social work and evangelism done there, to speak to the educational community and the young people who attend and to guide the preparatory celebrations for the patron saint's day.
El Houssoun, Lebanon – 26 August 2016 - During his visit to the Province of the Middle East (MOR), Fr Guillermo Basañes, Councillor General for the Missions, met the young people and leaders of the Salesian oratory at El Houssoun. Among them there are many Syrian refugees. He was accompanied by the Provincial, Fr Munir El Rai.
Jakarta, Indonesia - September 2016 - From 1 to 9 September the Councillor General for Formation, Fr Ivo Coelho, accompanied by Fr Silvio Roggia from the Formation Department, is on a visit to the Vice-Province of Indonesia-East Timor (ITM). The Vice Province has a double formation structure, in the two countries: two pre-novitiates (Sumba and Los Palos), two novitiates (Sumba and Fatumaca) and two post-novitiates (Jakarta and Dili).
Buenos Aires, Argentina - August 2016 - On 30 – 31 August, the Central Committee of the Fourth Meeting of the Salesian School in America met in Buenos Aires. The Fourth Meeting of the Salesian School in America will be held in May 2017 in Medellin. The team will be coordinated by Fr Miguel Angel Garcia, World Delegate for Schools and Vocational Training Centres in the Department for Salesian Youth Ministry. It is planned to open a website soon with all the relevant information about.