Melbourne, Australia - 2 December 2017 - Three young Salesians, originally from East Timor (2) and from Thailand (1), were ordained deacons at the "St. John Baptist" Catholic church in Clifton Hill, Melbourne, last Saturday, during the Eucharist presided over by the Archbishop of Perth, Mgr. Timothy Costelloe, SDB. Also present: the Provincials of the Salesian circumscriptions involved: Fr Greg Chambers, for Australia-Pacific (AUL), Fr Apolinario Maria Neto, of Indonesia-East Timor (ITM), and Fr John Bosco Dhepharat Pitisan, of the Thai Province (THA).
Kafubu, Democratic Republic of the Congo - December 2017 - On Sunday 3 December, the Missionary Movement of the AFC Province organized, in Kafubu, the third edition of the Missionary School on the theme: "Missionaries, model of listening, discernment and vocations." The school aims to form the young animators of the various missionary circles on issues such as missionary volunteer service, entrepreneurship and media, Salesian missionary activities, how to animate a missionary meeting, and related.
Laga, East Timor - 26 November 2017 - On the solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe, Sunday 26 November 2017, nine aspiring Salesian Cooperators from East Timor made their vows, thus becoming full members of the association. With their vows, the country's third center of Salesian Cooperators, this based in Laga, was hence established.
Bogotá, Colombia - 2 December 2017 - At the sanctuary of the Salesian "Niño Jesús" center in Bogotá, on Saturday 2 December, Msgr. Hector Julio López, bishop of Girardot, ordained 11 Salesians from different Provinces as deacons: Colombia-Bogotá (3), Colombia-Medellin (2), Bolivia (3), Peru (2) and Ecuador (1).