Kutno, Poland - September 2016 – A meeting of members of the Association of Salesian Cooperators of the Province of Warsaw was held on 17 and 18 September. On the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the Association, the Provincial Coordinator, Elżbieta Gawłowska, presented the report and the budget of the last year, the project for this year and the history of the Salesian Cooperators in the territory. Fr Wojciech Kulak, SDB, spoke on "Responsibilities of assigned tasks" while the Różanystok Local Centre spoke of the practice of works of mercy. Finally, the Director of the Central East Europe Region, Stanislav Veselský, reported the message of the Rector Major and the Mother General of the FMA for the Association of Salesian Cooperators and presented the work of the World Council, indicating the latest official documents for the Association.
Anses-ã-Pitres, Haiti - August 2016 - From 30 August to 1 September the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians celebrated the inauguration of a new foundation at Anses-ã-Pitres, Haiti, a town on the border with the Dominican Republic, where refugees and migrants have set up camp. The ceremony was attended by the Provincial of Haiti, Sr Aline Nicolas, a delegation of 21 Sisters, Salesians, members of other religious orders, and civil and religious authorities. The new FMA community, the 16th of the Haiti Province, is made up of Sr Marie Lucia Joseph, director, Sr Altina Altiné, Sr Antoinette Guillaume and Sr Phénise Lauture.
Sao Paulo, Brazil - September 2016 - The continental meeting of Delegates of Social Communication took place from 15 to 18 September. It was chaired by Fr Filiberto González Plasencia, Councillor General for Social Communication. Fr Natale Vitali, Councillor for the American Southern Cone Region was also present. The gathering was attended by 30 Social Communication delegates and coordinators, lay people and Salesians, from the Provinces of the Inter-America and American Southern Cone Regions.
Bamako, Mali - September 2016 - The First International Forum of the Salesian Youth Movement of the Guinea-Mali-Senegal Delegation began in Bamako on 15 September. The theme of the gathering was: "Young people, with Don Bosco, live in joy and proclaim your faith." The meeting was attended by 300 young people from the various Salesian communities and those of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in the delegation. Fr José Elegbede, SDB, Provincial of French-speaking West Africa and Sr Yolande Kikange, FMA, were present.