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Sangradouro, Brazil - May 2022 - The Bishop of the Diocese of Barra de Garças, Msgr. Protógenes José Luft, traveled to the indigenous mission of Sangradouro, in the municipality of General Carneiro (MT), on May 14 to impart the Sacrament of Confirmation to 25 indigenous Xavante Indians. The ceremony was concelebrated by Fr. José Benito Gonzalez, SDB, Salesian community rector, and Fr. Juan Carlos Ingunza Uscola, SDB, pastor of the "São José" church. On the occasion, Msgr. Luft gave a Rosary to the newly confirmed. Catechetical preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation had begun last March and was carried out by two catechists accompanied by the pastor. The "São José" parish in Sangradouro, canonically erected more than 100 years ago, has 65 communities with about 3,900 indigenous Xavante ethnic people.

Ljubljana, Slovenia - May 2022 - "SportKAT," the "Salesian Sports Animation," led by the Salesian Youth Ministry Team of the Province of Slovenia (SLO), has been developing and accompanying youth sports groups in volleyball and futsal for several years now. Its accompaniment is founded in the style of Don Bosco with an emphasis on sports values and fair-play. The 2021/22 championship concluded on May 8, 2022, with the different groups consisting of more than 150 youths and young people in total. The awards for all participants were presided over by Fr. Boštjan Jamnik, SDB, head of "SportKAT" of Slovenia.

Funchal, Portugal - May 2022 - On the night of May 12, 2022, the eve of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima, the faithful of the parish of "Our Lady of Fatima" in Funchal, together with the boys of the Salesian Boarding School of Funchal and associated groups, carried out a procession with candles in honor of Our Lady. Leading the procession was the Bishop of Funchal, Msgr. Nuno Brás, who also presided over the Eucharist, and who on the occasion made an appeal for peace in the world, especially for Ukraine. Every year Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Funchal, and the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Cabo Girão (Câmara de Lobos), celebrate the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima with a torchlight procession on May 12, which is also held in many other parishes in the diocese. The procession of Our Lady of Fatima was held again this year in the traditional manner for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

Venice, Italy - May 2022 - On Sunday, May 15, 2022, 5,500 people took part in the traditional Solidarity Walk "Up and down for the Bridges of Venice," walking through the city streets and squares with a thought toward the Salesian mission of Quebrada Honda in Peru, the focus of this edition's solidarity project. The maximum number of available registration cards was reached, set at 5,500, in agreement between the organizing body TGS Eurogroup, an association promoted by the Salesian Province of San Marco Italy Northeast (INE), and the City of Venice. The departures, set at 15 minutes apart, between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., at the same time in St. Mark's Square and at the Port of Venice, proved to be a winning choice, allowing precise control of the flow of participants and ensuring a more enjoyable experience for all. Prominent among the many messages of friendship and support for the event received in recent days were those from the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, and Sister Chiara Cazzuola, Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, who brought the best wishes and prayers of the entire Salesian Family.

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