(ANS - Sunyani) - Shata is a street child who was abandoned at birth by his parents when they realized he was disabled. Shata does not speak English, but understands the local language and can make himself understood. He has a head deformity and leg problems, but he runs and jumps like any child. He was found and taken from the streets of Sunyani by Father "Uba", as the Salesian Ubaldino Andrade is called by hundreds of young people.

(ANS - Vatican City) - A concrete manifestation of closeness and affection by the Rector Major to "a confrere who was lost, far from us, and who was able to return among us," this the purpose of Fr Ángel Fernández Artime's donating his Salesian Cross to Fr Thomas Uzhunnalil at the end of their meeting at the Salesian community in the Vatican yesterday, September 13.

(ANS - Vatican City) - The joy for the liberation of Fr Tom has quickly spread across the globe. Thousands of people have expressed gratitude to God for this gift. In the midst of a world full of tension, Fr Tom Uzhunnalil is an image of serenity and peace. The Rector Major, just returned from Malta, immediately wanted to meet his Salesian confrere.

(ANS - Rome) - The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, expresses great joy and satisfaction in his statement on the liberation of Fr. Thomas Uzhunnalil. Having just returned from Malta, Fr Á.F. Artime immediately wanted to write a message to all the Salesians and members of the Salesian Family around the globe to share the happiness of this highly hoped for event and to thank all those who collaborated towards Fr Thom's release.

(ANS – Tampa) – “I am requesting that if it is possible we have a Holy Hour sometime today for the safety of all those in the path of the hurricane. Let our prayers be accompanied with personal sacrifice and mortification for this special intention,” Sr. Joanne Holloman, FMA, wrote to the Salesian sisters of the Eastern U.S. and Canada on the morning of Saturday, September 9, with Hurricane Irma expected to arrive in southern Florida by that night. She also assured the Florida sisters of “the support of our love and prayer.”

(ANS - Vatican City) - A testimony of impressive faith: that is what the Salesians saw yesterday, 12 September, on meeting Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, finally liberated after being imprisoned for a year and a half.


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