RMG – The new “Salesian Rector’s Manual” will be released during GC28 in a limited edition

(ANS – Rome) – The long-awaited revised version of the “Salesian Rector’s ...

RMG – "Entertaining the kids with stories". On 54th World Communications Day

(ANS - Rome) - From the very beginning, humanity has cultivated the art of storytelling. Stories ...

RMG – Farewell to Fr Francesco Maraccani, SDB

(ANS - Rome) - On the evening of January 24, the Feast of St. Francis de Sales and the day of the ...

Italy - Rector Major blesses chapel of Salesian community of Chieri

Chieri, Italy - 25 January 2020 - The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, ...

RMG - Salesian Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero presides at Mass of St. Francis de Sales

Rome, Italy - January 2020 - On January 24, the Salesian Cardinal Cristóbal López ...

Germany - Meeting of five-year term Croatian Salesian priests

Munich, Germany - January 2020 - The annual meeting of the five-year term Salesian priests of the ...

Italy – Memorandum of Understanding signed between Salesian Pontifical University and Guardia di ...

(ANS - Rome) - On Monday 20 January, in the "San Matteo" room of the General Command of the ...

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


  • Mongolia – Cl. Kanayochukwu, SDB: “My expectation is to encounter Christ with the youngsters”

    (ANS – Ulaanbaatar) – “The presence of the Salesians in Nigeria has been a blessing to many youngsters. I appreciate so much, their closeness to the young, their openness and willingness to assist the young, the family and the welcoming spirit they create and most especially their simplicity of life.” This is Cl. Mbanu David, a young Salesian cleric who has accepted the call to be missionary ad gentes and is destined to serve young people in Mongolia.


  • 2020: "Young people on the front line"

    Which young people should be the protagonists of history?

    Young agnostics? Yes.

    Young people who have a lukewarm faith? Yes.

    Young people who have estranged themselves from the Church? Yes.

    Every young person has something to say to others, to adults, to priests, to nuns, to bishops and to the Pope.


  • India – Sacred Heart Novitiate turns 25 in Province of St Joseph, Hyderabad

    (ANS – Manoharabad) – The Sacred Heart Novitiate Manoharabad of the Province of St. Joseph Hyderabad celebrated its Silver Jubilee on 11th January 2020. Celebrations started with the Holy Eucharist presided by Most Rev. Thumma Bala, the Archbishop of Hyderabad diocese, concelebrated by Rev. Father Thathireddy Vijaya Bhasker, Provincial, Fr Jose Mathew, the delegate for formation of South Asia, Fr John Samala, the first Novice Master, Fr K.M. Sebastian and Fr Sebastian John, the latter Novice Masters, Fr Noel, the 3rd Provincial of Hyderabad Province, other Priests who worked in the Novitiate as administrators, as well as other Salesian Priests, priests, other religious.


  • RMG – "Entertaining the kids with stories". On 54th World Communications Day

    (ANS - Rome) - From the very beginning, humanity has cultivated the art of storytelling. Stories are an activity that is the basis of every human relationship. In recent years, the communication industry has taken this art into hand, making it known as "storytelling". On January 24, 2020, the feast of St. Francis of Sales, Pope Francis sent a message for the 54th World Communications Day, entitled: "That you may tell your children and grandchildren (Ex 10:2). Life becomes history". "I would like to dedicate this year's Message to the theme of storytelling," says the opening message.



    A tiny piece of paper written on by a 17-year old boy, and the most moving and precious moment of our history.

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