Yaupi, Ecuador, July 2016 - On 13 July the Vietnamese Salesian missionary Peter Vuong made his perpetual profession in the presence of about 100 young people, Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.
Duékoué, Ivory Coast - July 2016 - On 16 July Bishop Gaspard Beby Gnéba presided over the priestly ordination of the Salesian Éric Vassi from the Francophone Province of West Africa (AFO).
Rome, Italy - July 2016 - The 11th World Assembly of VIDES (International Voluntary Women Education and Development) ended on 18 July at the Salesianum. There were about 150 participants - young people and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians from 34 countries. Also present were Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Superior General of the FMA, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians, and members of the FMA and SDB Councils. Vides was founded by the FMA in 1991 and at present there are 209 groups engaged in volunteer service with the FMA in 42 countries worldwide.
Bellflower, United States - July 2016 - More than 270 teenagers decided to dedicate their holidays to children from the St. Dominic Savio parish in Bellflower, running the summer oratory activities, the so-called" Camp Savio" for four weeks. To prepare for the camp the leaders came together the previous week and participated in initiatives to prepare them for group training and motivational sessions, finally ending with prayer vigil.