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(ANS – New Rochelle) - Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Day Against Child Labor. The day has been celebrated on June 12 since 2002, and it brings attention to the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

(ANS – Madrid) – The Iberian Regional Advisory Council of Salesian Cooperators (ASC) was held at the La Salle Arlep house in Madrid on the weekend of 8-9 June 2024, involving about 45 contact persons for the centres in Spain and Portugal.

(ANS) – On 5 and 6 June, the official YouTube channel of the Salesian Network Brazil virtually hosted the 2024 National Meeting of Salesian Social Action (ENAS, in Portuguese). The event had more than 600 members and reached more than 2,000 views over the two days, with the active interaction of those who participated in the event as a group.

(ANS – Chiari) – The Salesian Family Provincial Advisory Council of the Lombardy-Emilian Province was held on Sunday 9 June 2024, at the San Bernardino Institute in Chiari,  coordinated by Fr Erino Leoni, Vice-Provincial and Delegate for the Salesian Family. The topic for the meeting was the presentation and apreciation of Salesian holiness linked to this area. On the occasion, Fr Pierluigi Cameroni, Postulator General for the Causes of Saints of the Salesian Family, presented the wealth of holiness that has flourished in Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna, covering 17 Saints (3), Blesseds (2), Venerables (7), Servants of God (5). 

(ANS - Vatican City) - On Wednesday 12 June, the Holy See's Press Office announced that the Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Fr Mosese Vitolio Tui, a Salesian of Don Bosco, as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Samoa-Apia, Samoa. He currently serves as the Parish Priest of St. Paul's Church in Massey, in the Diocese of Auckland, New Zealand besides being the Councillor of the Australia-Pacific (AUL) Province of Mary Help of Christians, and serving as the Superior of the Provincial Delegation of the Pacific within the AUL Province.

(ANS – Port-au-Prince) – “Life in Haiti, particularly in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, cannot be described in words. We are in a state of almost total anarchy. People are generally unable to carry out their activities and the main roads are closed". This is the dramatic testimony shared by Fr Victor Auguste, Salesian of Haiti. "The violence of the gangs is causing a significant number of displaced people, especially women and children." Despite the great insecurity and misery, the Salesian missionaries, along with many others, continue to stand by the Haitian people.

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