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The Valdocco printing press

In October 1861, Don Bosco started the procedure for the opening of a Printing Press at the Oratory. The government raised various obstacles and objections but ultimately granted the necessary permission.

Statistics from the Catholic Church

On the occasion of the 95th World Mission Day, celebrated Sunday 24 October 2021, the Fides News Agency presented a few statistics regarding the Catholic Church. The tables are taken from the latest published "Statistical Yearbook of the Church" (updated as of December 31, 2019).

The Bell of the Oratory

In November 1846, Don Bosco had the first bell placed on the Pinardi roof.
The bell was created in the “Mazzola” foundry in Valduggia, in the province of Vercelli. It weighed 22 kg and cost Fr Giovanni Vola a little over 88 lire; he had ordered and blessed it.

On 16 and 17 October, two World Days to reflect on

World Food Day is celebrated on October 16, while October 17 commemorates the Eradication of Poverty, two days that are sadly connected.

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