Spain – Pozoblanco street named after Salesian missionary Fr Antonio César Fernández

28 May 2021

Pozoblanco, Spain - May 2021 - The Municipal Council of Pozoblanco approved, in January 2020, that a street in the municipality be named after the Salesian Fr Antonio César Fernández, who was killed on 15 February 2019 in Burkina Faso during a jihadist attack. The Mayor of Pozoblanco, through a decree, started the administrative procedures to make the recognition a reality, in memory of the fellow Salesian and missionary. On the afternoon of May 23, the eve of the feast of Mary Help of Christians, this homage took shape. The act saw the intervention, among others, of Fr Manuel del Rosal, Director of the Salesian presence in Pozoblanco; Fr Miguel Canino, member of the Provincial Council of the Salesian Province "Mary Help of Christians" (SMX) and coordinator of the schools; and the relatives of Fr César Fernández. They all gave testimony of the work of the Salesian missionary, who dedicated his entire life to the most disadvantaged.


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