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The work of ANS in 2019

Being the beginning of a new year, let us offer an overview of the work carried out by ANS in 2019.
On our website, we published:
834 news articles;
1,024 photo news;
113 interviews;
103 in-depth reports.
14 issues of ANS Photo were sent (the December issue is still in progress): 11 issues, 2 special issues (WYD Panama 2019 and 150th Mission Expedition) and the Poster of Strenna 2020.

The missionaries killed in the year 2019

During the year 2019, 29 missionaries were killed across the world, mostly priests.
In 2019, Africa is at the top of this tragic ranking, with 15 missionaries killed: 12 priests, 1 male religious, 1 female religious and 1 lay woman.

What was happening in the world in the year of the foundation of the Pious Society of St Francis of Sales?


In April, the construction of the Suez Canal begins in Egypt;
The second Italian war of independence is fought between April and July;
At the end of April, the first part of "Tale of Two Cities" is published, one of the only two historical novels by Charles Dickens;

Fr Jorge Mario Bergoglio: 50 years of priesthood

1934: Mario Giuseppe Francesco and Regina María Sívori, who met at the Salesian Oratory in San Antonio, get married.
1936: Jorge Mario Bergoglio receives the first Catholic sacrament in the parish of San Carlo Borromeo and Basilica of Mary Help of Christians.

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