Italy - Installation of new Provincial of India-Calcutta
Calcutta, India - May 2020 - On 17 May, the inauguration ceremony of the 17th Provincial of the Salesian Province of India-Calcutta (INC) was held in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin, namely Fr Joseph Pauria. The ceremony was presided over by Fr Guillermo Basañes, former General Councilor for the Missions, who said: "Fr Joseph Pauria becomes the first Provincial whose installation takes place outside his province". Fr Ivo Coelho, General Councilor for Formation, congratulated Fr Pauria and said: "You are very fortunate to be installed in the Mother House in Valdocco, after the long two-month 'retreat' of confinement". Fr Biju Michael, Councilor for the South Asia Region, said: "We look forward to great opportunities for the Salesian Missions and catechetics in our region, under the guidance of Fr Pauria in Calcutta".