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What were the first Salesian houses opened outside Italy?

  1. Nice, France, 1875
  2. San Nicolás de Los Arroyos, Argentina, 1876
  3. Buenos Aires – La Boca, Argentina, 1877
  4. Buenos Aires – San Carlos, Argentina, 1877
  5. Villa Colón - Montevideo, Uruguay, 1877
  6. Las Piedras - San Isidro, Uruguay, 1879
  7. Rosario - Paysandù, Uruguay, 1881

How many Salesians are in initial formation?


Prenovices: 521
Novices: 435
Postnovices: 942
Trainees: 676
Theology students: 740
Brothers in specific training: 68

What are the most distant places from Valdocco where the Salesians are present?

The three most distant places where there is a Salesian presence are:

- Massey, New Zealand: it is 18,576 km away.
- Suva, Fiji: 16,834 km.
- Engadine, Sydney, Australia: 16,669 km.

Religious freedom in the world


1 out of 7 Christian lives in a country of persecution.
38, the number of countries in which there are serious or extreme forms of persecution.
21, the countries classified as persecuting.
17 places where there is religious discrimination.

In sum:

61% of the world's population lives in countries where there is NO respect for religious freedom.
In 9% of the world's nations there is discrimination.
There is persecution in 11% of the world's countries.


Source: Aid to the Church in Need
Here, the complete report.


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