Buenos Aires, Argentina - November 2019 - The temple dedicated to St. Charles Borromeo and Mary Help of Christians, in the neighborhood of Almagro, in Buenos Aires, was started in 1899, with Pope Leo XIII who was the patron of laying and blessing the first stone, sending in his representation, Msgr. Antonio Sabatucci. The inauguration took place 11 years later, in 1910. Fr Ernesto Vespignani, a well-known Salesian architect, was responsible for the work of this magnificent Minor Basilica.
Kuyuntsa, Peru - October 2019 - Kuyuntsa is located in the Datén del Marañon area, in the Amazon region of Peru, where Fr Luis (Luigi) Bolla lived for over 30 years, giving his life. Today his dream is fulfilled with the presence of the Salesians of Don Bosco and the religious community of the "Disciples", with two internees, one for boys and one for girls.
Vatican City, Vatican - October - A group of 15 Salesians of Don Bosco and 2 Daughters of Mary Help of Christians participate in the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region, scheduled 6 to 27 October. Their faces and hearts beat for indigenous peoples.
Rome, Italy - September 2019 - 150th Salesian Missionary Expedition: Jesus' appeal "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation" (Mk 16:15) continues to find answers, thanks also to the participation of 36 Salesians who will announce the Good News in the style of Don Bosco.