Suva, Fiji Islands - 31 January 2018 - On the occasion of the feast of St. John Bosco, and after completing their novitiate year under the guidance of Fr James Kyaw Hoe, 5 young people from the Australia-Pacific Province (AUL) made their first Salesian vows in the presence of the Provincial Vicar, Fr Bernie Graham.
Tiruchy, India - February 2018 – The young people attending and animating the Salesian centers in the Tiruchy Province (INT) met on the weekend of 3-4 February at Yercaud to take part in the Youth Festival. A total of 320 young people took part in the event to whom ecological challenges, the commitment to build a better society and develop their moral and leadership skills were proposed.
Venaria Reale, Italy - February 2018 - On Sunday 4 February, on the occasion of the feast of Don Bosco, a new group of the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) was established at the Salesian parish of Venaria Reale, a suburb of Turin. During the Eucharist, presided over by Fr Pierluigi Cameroni, the World Spiritual Animator of the Association, 38 new members joined the group founded by Don Bosco, and Mr. Renato Valera, World President, presented the degree of aggregation to the ADMA Primary of Turin-Valdocco.
Madrid, Spain - 4 February 2018 - The tradition of the "Cross Don Bosco" marathon race, the "dean" of Salesian competitions in Spain, now in its 50th edition, took place on Sunday, 4 February. Despite the adverse climate, more than 3000 athletes, divided into different categories, participated in the race, which provided different routes depending on age, with all starting and finishing at the Salesian Institute in the district of Carabanchel.