Brazil - Rector of Don Bosco Catholic University in Campo Grande receives highest honor from South ...

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United States – The Salesian Family Captivates the Rector Major in Port Chester

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United States – Rector Major Celebrates American Thanksgiving with SDBs at Ramsey

(ANS – Ramsey) – Thursday, November 24, was the American national holiday of ...

RMG – Poster of Strenna 2023 : "AS THE YEAST IN TODAY'S HUMAN FAMILY. The lay dimension in the ...

(ANS - Rome) - The two posters selected by the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández ...

RMG - One hundred personages represent the Don Bosco Family in the Strenna 2023 poster

(ANS - Rome) - The second illustration for the poster of Strenna 2023 shows one hundred ...

India – “Avanti Sempre avanti” – Vicar General to the INM Confreres

(ANS – Chennai) - The Province of Chennai, INM India had the privilege of the visit of ...

Colombia - Conclusion of Extraordinary Visit of Fr Hugo Orozco to Province of Bogotá

(ANS - Bogota) - From August 30 to November 14, Fr. Hugo Orozco, Regional Councilor for ...

Syria - Youth meeting at "Don Bosco Al-Kafroun": "I am walking towards God"

Kafroun, Syria - November 2022 - On November 18 and 19, the Salesian Don Bosco Oratory in Kafroun ...

Vatican – Salesian Brother Artemide Zatti is a saint!

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The Salesians in the world on the threshold of the 28th General Chapter

08 January 2020

(Rome, 8 January 2020) - In view of the 28th General Chapter of the Congregation, the Salesians of Don Bosco convene a Press Conference to illustrate the different realities in which they operate throughout the world and what the strengths and challenges, new opportunities and risks for the Congregation in today's social and ecclesial context are. The invitation to journalists and media is for Thursday 23 January, 11:00 am, at the "Sacro Cuore" in Rome at Via Marsala 42, (near Termini Station).

Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB, Superior General of the Salesian Congregation, will speak at length about what missionaries do in various parts of the world and in different religious, social and cultural contexts.

He will also be joined by Salesian cardinal Cristóbal López Romero, archbishop of Rabat (Morocco), who shall offer his views and specific knowledge on the work of the sons of Don Bosco in the Muslim context, as well as in Latin America, where he has served as a missionary, and in Spain, his country of origin.

On this same occasion, the objectives and expectations of the 28th General Chapter of the Congregation, scheduled in Turin from 16 February to 4 April 2020, will also be illustrated, its theme: "Which Salesians for today's young people?". Fr Stefano Vanoli, the Salesian coordinating the work of the Chapter, will be present.

The press conference will be moderated by Fr Giuseppe Costa, Salesian, journalist, former director of the Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV), the Vatican Publishing House.


At the end of the press conference, there will be time for a Q & A session and an aperitif.

Upon request, it will also be possible to reserve personal interviews.

For further information and to confirm your participation, please refer to the following contacts:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 06.6561-2625


  • Ukraine – Bishop Ryabukha: "Me, new bishop in Donetsk, who cannot meet my people"

    (ANS - Donetsk) - In a little over a month, Salesian Maksim Ryabukha shall become Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocesan Exarchate of Donetsk, a diocese with numerous occupied territories, which he cannot enter. Still, he is certain: "Where everything collapses and is bombed, we bring hope and the light of Christ."


  • Listening With Our Heart

    Little John was watching the television and the sight of the African children being shown in utter poverty made him cry, and after sobbing in desperation he got up and pulled out a few slices of bread and went near the television and started pushing those slices in every small little hole on the back of the television. In his simplicity, he thought he was offering a little bread to those hungry children. The little boy expresses best what it means to listen with the heart.

    The attentive gaze of a mother by the side of her child, and the slightest cry or movement of the child makes her respond immediately with a gentle touch or a caress, and this too is perhaps another example of what it means to listen with the heart. The mother feels what the child needs.

    Listening with the heart is the experience of a noble, loving, compassionate person. Looking around, we see millions of people who suffer in silence every day. Everyone longs to be heard and listened to. But the raging fire and chaos, noise and humdrums have caused so much of deafness within, and we only listen to some sounds. We have lost the quality to empathize, to listen and to feel.

    The call to listen with the ear of one’s heart, is the invitation of Pope Francis in light of the 56th World Communications Day, that is popularly celebrated on the Ascension Sunday every year. Are we really truly listening? Why do we struggle to listen? How can we listen with our heart? These can be some areas of introspection as we ponder on this theme of the World Communications Day – “Listening with the ear of the heart”.


  • America – Preventive system in harmony with global educational pact

    (ANS) - On Nov. 10 and 11, about 1,500 educators from the American continent participated in the webinar organized by the Salesian School of America (ESA, in Spanish) with the collaboration of the Chilean provincial communication team. This formative moment took place in the 4 languages spoken on the continent - Spanish, Portuguese, English, French - and reflected on the charismatic legacy of the Preventive System in harmony with the Global Compact on Education advocated by Pope Francis.


  • RMG - "Educating and Evangelizing Today in the Digital Habitat. Together with young people, toward the future": Part Four

    (ANS - Rome) - The publication of the series of articles by Fr. Gildasio Mendes, General Councilor for Social Communication - on the theme "Educating and Evangelizing Today in the Digital Habitat. Together with young people, toward the future" - continues. Today the fourth article is being presented, which aims to open a window on our view of the digital in the context of vast technological transformations.



    THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR, Don Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB


    Within the megapolis of Chennai (Madras), amid the enormous industrial complexes and magnificent temples and in the exciting atmosphere of city life, there lies a luminous sliver of truly Salesian goodness.

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ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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