Moscow, Russia - January 2021 - On January 31, the feast day of Don Bosco was celebrated in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. During Mass, presided by the Apostolic Nuncio in Russia, Archbishop Giovanni d'Aniello, the Salesian Cooperators renewed their promises. At the end of the celebration, hundreds of the cathedral's faithful and guests received a blessing with the relics of St. John Bosco. The Salesian publishing house "Don Bosco" organized an exhibition of Salesian books together with the oratory's young people and the Salesian Cooperators. Furthermore, the Salesian animators prepared a great feast for all the children of the catechism and a group of young people got to know the life of Don Bosco through a virtual itinerary across the Salesian sites. In the evening, the young people of the parish oratory made a journey on the life and spirituality of Don Bosco. Currently in Moscow there is a Salesian community with a parish, an oratory and a youth center, catechesis, a Cooperator Center, a Street Youth Assistance Center; two communities of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and the Salesian Cooperators.
Sr. Nataliya Vakulishyna, FMA