RMG – “It's time for General Chapter 28”. The fourth action plan of the six-year term explained by ...

(ANS - Rome) - In the document "Post-Chapter Reflections" that the Rector Major, Fr Ángel ...

Poland - Perpetual profession of four Salesians

Wrocław, Poland - September 2021 - On 4 September, in Wrocław, the Salesian Provincial of Wrocław ...

Italy – All set for Official Opening of 24th General Chapter of Daughters of Mary Help of Christians

(ANS - Rome) - Tomorrow, Friday 17 September 2021, the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help ...

RMG – EAO Social Communication School of Formation Inaugurated

(ANS – Rome) – The Social Communication (SC) Department kicked off its School of ...

RMG – Rest in Peace Mr. Ángel Fernández Fernández – Heartfelt Condolences to the Rector Major

(ANS - Rome) - At 7 am today, 15 September, Ángel Fernández Fernández, the ...

RMG – Advisory Board of Salesian Mission Volunteer Service (SMVS) is born

(ANS - Rome) - Thanks to the joint work between the Missions and Youth Ministry Departments, ...

India - "Bosco Shramika Mitra" and "Don Bosco Navajeevan" organize a free vaccination campaign

Hyderabad, India - September 2021 - On 11 and 12 September 1,054 poor people received the ...

RMG – Meeting of the Regional Formation Commissions of Interamerica and America South Cone

(ANS - Rome) - The formators of the Salesian Provinces of the Salesian Regions Interamerica ...

Brazil - Ceremony for the installation of the new Rector of the Salesian University Center - ...

Vitória, Brazil - September 2021 - The installation ceremony of the new Rector of the ...

Slovakia - Pope Francis' meeting with young people

Bratislava, Slovakia - September 2021 - Pope Francis returned to Rome, concluding his 34th ...

India – Fr Tom Uzhunnalil Released

12 September 2017
Photo: Manorama Online

(ANS - Bangalore) - Salesian Indian missionary Fr Thomas Uzhunnalil, seized more than 18 months ago in Yemen by a group of guerrillas, is released. According to the Indian media who announced the news, the Salesian religious is now in Muscat, Oman. Official confirmation came from a tweet by Sushma Swaraj, the Honourable Indian Foreign Minister.

Fr Uzhunnalil was kidnapped by a group of armed men on March 4, 2016, during an attack on the home of the Missionaries of Charity in Aden, Yemen, where 16 people died, including 4 religious.


  • Kenya - "Since childhood I’ve had the dream of being a missionary": interview with Fr Camiel Swertvagher

    (ANS - Nairobi) - Fr Camiel Swertvagher is one of a few Belgian missionaries and has been a missionary in three Central African countries: Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. It was in 1975 that he was sent, for the first time, to Burundi as a missionary, exactly 100 years after Don Bosco's first missionary expedition in 1875. He talks to ANS about his experience and the challenges he’s encountered over the years.


  • RMG – East Asia-Oceania ADMA Congress 2021: a rich charismatic experience

    (ANS – Rome) – After a long and involved preparation since January 2020, the Second EAO ADMA Congress, the first online, was a true rich and inspiring charismatic experience. On 11-12 September, for 3 hours each day, several hundred ADMA members, their spiritual animators SDB and FMA, SDB Provincials, young Salesians in formation and other members of the Salesian Family came together to pray, deepen their identity, interact and get to know each other better. 


  • Argentina – Centenary of the death of Msgr. Giacomo Costamagna, SDB

    (ANS - Buenos Aires) - Giacomo Costamagna certainly plays a leading role among the missionary pioneers who have made the Salesian Congregation great, the first Salesian missionary to join the indigenous people of Ecuador, who was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Méndez y Gualaquiza, and who was above all a great animator and promoter of the whole Salesian mission in America. Because of the centenary of his death, which took place on 9 September 1921 in Bernal, Argentina, we commemorate his life and works.



    Realizing that he could not stop him, he told him, "I will not let you pass even if I have to give up my life." Thus, it was—the suicide bomber set off the charge.

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