East Timor – An infirmary for Laga orphanage

(ANS - Laga) - The "Fondazione Opera Don Bosco Onlus" of Milan launches a new global appeal: ...

Cambodia - "Don Bosco Children Fund" responds to Covid-19

Battambang, Cambodia - September 2020 - The initiatives of the Salesian "Don Bosco Children Fund", ...

RMG – In conversation with the General Councilor for Formation, Fr Ivo Coelho

(ANS - Rome) - The 28th General Chapter confirmed Fr Ivo Coelho in his position as General ...

RMG - Meeting of Formation Commission of America South Cone Region

Rome, RMG - September 2020 - The online meeting of the Commission for Formation of the America ...

Russia - Salesians and young people together for an environmental initiative

Yakutsk, Russia - September 2020 - The Salesian community of Yakutsk, in the Autonomous Republic of ...

India – "E-Oratory" created by young people for young people

(ANS - Mumbai) - A group of children from a slum located near Mumbai, with the mobile phone of ...

Madagascar – Solidarity and prevention to help the needy and protect against infections

(ANS - Antananarivo) - Madagascar is also still struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic. Not ...

D.R. Congo - Diaconal and priestly ordinations

Lubumbashi, D.R. Congo - September 2020 - On 5 September the diaconal and priestly ordinations of ...

Bolivia - Being a missionary on the radio and in social networks

Independencia, Bolivia - September 2020 - Eight young radio presenters of the “Domingo ...

NEWS

(ANS - Seville) - On Monday 7 September, the Council of Spokespersons of the City of Seville made public its awarding honorary distinctions of the city for people and institutions for 2020: among these, there is also the "San Juan Bosco" Institute. The honors will be awarded on 23 September in Fibes as the health crisis caused by Covid-19 has prevented the traditional institutional event which is held every year on May 30 in the Lope de Vega theater on the occasion of the feast day of San Ferdinando, the city's patron saint.

(ANS - Campo Grande) - Even if his case is not canonically recognized as martyrdom and there is no ongoing Cause, the life story and circumstances of the death of the German Salesian missionary Fr José (Josef) Thannhuber are remembered and celebrated as clear examples of self-giving, holiness and the giving of one's blood in the name of faith and for the salvation of the souls entrusted to him. For this reason, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth in Heaven, the Salesians of his Province wanted to remember him.

(ANS - Rome) - Last Saturday, 5 September, during a Eucharistic celebration presided over by Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians and Grand Chancellor of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), Fr Maria Arokiam Kanaga was appointed as the new Superior of the Vice Province "Maria Sede della Sapienza” of the UPS.

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INTERVIEWS

EVENTS

  • Costa Rica – Restructuring of mausoleum of Blessed Maria Romero, FMA

    (ANS - San José) – Taking place last Saturday, 12 September, feast day of the Name of Mary, at the House of Mary Help of Christians, "Sister Maria Romero Social Works", in San José, Costa Rica, was the blessing of the renovated Mausoleum of the Blessed Maria Romero, religious of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA). The archbishop of San José, Msgr. José Rafael Quirós, presided over the solemn ceremony.

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Italy – Simply priests

    (ANS - Rome) - On 15 September 1993, in Palermo, Fr Pino Puglisi was brutally killed by the mafia. A symbolic coincidence, on the same day of this year Fr Roberto Malgesini was killed. Fr Puglisi was bothersome because he distanced young people from the world of crime, removed from the street those boys who, without his help, would have been sucked into the life of organized crime, used for small robberies and drug dealing. Fr Malgesini had always been involved in helping people in difficulty, the poorest people. For years he translated the Christian message into practice, bringing breakfast to the poor, accompanying them to doctors himself, managing the municipal canteen and dormitory, welcoming people, mainly migrants.

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

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