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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:

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  • Italy – A Salesian on the front line of the war in Ukraine: "Being close counts, words come later"

    (ANS - Rome) - As he tells with a gentleness that does not seem to come from horror, he is "resting a little bit" in Rome these days. Fr Oleh Ladnyuk is a Ukrainian Salesian priest who is a military chaplain at the front, among the soldiers who fight in defence of their country and among the civilians who for over two years have seen their lives wiped out. He brings humanitarian aid where the missiles fall and from those places he helps with the evacuation of young people and adults - so far at least 500 people, but there are probably many more. These days the Salesian – who carries out his ministry in Dnipro and teaches History in a state school in the city – is in Rome to take part with two other priests and a dozen lay people from his country in the "Accompanying when Trauma Hits" course hosted by the Pontifical Salesian University in collaboration with the Faculty of Educational Sciences, with the DON BOSCO NEL MONDO Foundation and the Don Bosco Network. A project that aims to provide theoretical and methodological tools to deal with the traumas caused by war.


  • Myanmar – Tragedy of Innocent Children in the midst of Armed Conflicts

    (ANS – Naypyidaw) - Myanmar finds itself immersed in profound grief and anguish as innocent lives, particularly those of children, continue to be mercilessly lost in the enduring armed conflicts. Families are left devastated by the tragic loss of their loved ones while the relentless violence shows no signs of abating. This week, a heartfelt plea from Myanmar reached our community, shedding light on the heart-wrenching death of a young girl Juliet in a military airstrike, prompting a unified call for prayers and action.


  • Italy – "Education and culture of safeguarding in sport. Towards the establishment of protection and prevention models": PGS conference with UPS

    (ANS – Rome) – The synergy between the Salesian Youth Sports Centres (PGS) and the Pontifical Salesian University (UPS) in Rome gave rise to the conference on "Education and culture of safeguarding in sport. Towards the establishment of models of protection and prevention", which will take place on 13 April, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at the UPS facilities in Rome.


  • United States – INT’L DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide shelter and support

    (ANS – New Rochelle) – Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and international organizations around the globe in highlighting the plight of homeless children on the International Day for Street Children. The day provides organizations and the millions of street children in countries worldwide with an opportunity to have their voices heard while ensuring that their rights are not ignored.



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

    Diary of a Happy and Blessed Missionary Day

    Dear friends , I’m writing to you from Meruri in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. I write this greeting almost as if it were a journalistic report, because it has been only 24 hours since I arrived in the middle of this Brazilian state.

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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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