(ANS – Bongaigaon) – Assam Chief Minister, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, inaugurated Don Bosco College Bongaigaon, on Monday, 4 November 2019. This is the fourth “Don Bosco College” in Assam after Azara, Diphu and Golaghat, at Chapaguri in Chirang district. The Chief Minister in his inaugural address congratulated the Don Bosco Fathers and Brothers for providing quality education to the student community, and for nurturing talents and for inculcating discipline in the students.
(ANS - Buenos Aires) - Anyone arriving in Buenos Aires can easily see that the blood flowing in the veins of the Argentines is not purely indigenous, but also Italian. And part of Argentina's history, and especially of Patagonia, was made by the Salesians who arrived with the first intrepid missions sent by Don Bosco. There are now over 100 years of Salesian presence and educational contributions in favor of Argentine children and young people, and there is a whole story and history printed in books, pamphlets, photographs and letters written by Don Bosco himself to and/or about the first Salesians. To preserve and enhance all this heritage, the Salesian Historical Archive of the Province of Southern Argentina (ARS) was inaugurated yesterday, November 7th.
(ANS - Buenos Aires) - "We are gathered to celebrate Mary as a believing woman for young people. The whole Salesian Family knows that we are sons and daughters of Mary Help of Christians. This is why we propose Mary as a model of Christian life." With these words, yesterday, November 7, Fr Alejandro Gómez welcomed the participants of the VIII International Congress of Mary Help of Christians, scheduled until Sunday 10 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
(ANS - Lisbon) – 125 years ago, on 8 November, 1894, the first Salesians arrived in Portugal to take over the management of the “St. Caetano” College in Braga. The institute, founded in 1791 by Msgr. Caetano Brandão, welcomed and educated children and young people, mostly orphans and abandoned children. It was free of charge, and also admitted a small number of internists. With the arrival of a small group of Salesians, the Salesian presence in the country was thus inaugurated. The missionaries were three and young: Fr Pietro Cogliolo, 28 years old; Fr Angelo Bergamini, of 30; and cleric Giuseppe Galli, just 17 years old.
(ANS - Vatican City) - On 5 November 2019, during the special Congress of Theological Consultors at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, a positive opinion was given unanimously as regards the reputation of sanctity and the exercise of heroic virtues of the Servant of God Ignazio Stuchlý, Professed Priest of the Society of St. Francis de Sales (1869-1953).
(ANS - La Paz) – The social protests in Bolivia are increasing, heightening in intensity. It all started after the disputed October 20 elections, which eventually established the incumbent President, Evo Morales, as the winner. But the opposition rejected the result, denouncing the elections as manipulated, thus allowing the President to achieve his fourth consecutive term. Yesterday, November 6, social tensions also directly affected a Salesian institute, where the police fired tear gas.