Medellin, Colombia - April 2016 - The Chapter of the Salesian Province of Medellín was held in Copacabana from 3 to 8 April. The Provincial, Fr John Jairo Gomez, presided. There were 44 chapter members and three guests including Fr Timothy Ploch, Councillor for the Inter-America Region.
Santeramo in Colle, Italy - April 2016 - The final day of the sports festival of the Salesian oratories in the Puglia region took place on 3 April, the Feast of Divine Mercy. The event was attended by over 500 young people from various Salesian centres in the region, and by many sports leaders and many families.
Lubumbashi, D. R. Congo - April 2016 - On 3 April the associations of Major Superiors of Religious men and women of the ecclesial province of Lubumbashi organized a procession in honour of the Divine Mercy. The event was attended by members of the various congregations, institutes and ecclesial societies in Lubumbashi, including a large number of Salesians.
Ivato, Madagascar - April 2016 - The Conference of the Provinces and Vice- Provinces of the Africa–Madagascar Region ended on 7 April. The Rector Major Fr Ángel Fernández Artime presided and Fr Américo Chaquisse, Regional Councillor for Africa-Madagascar, was also present.