Italy - Cardinal Bassetti presides at Opening Mass for Centenary of Salesians in Perugia

02 February 2022

Perugia, Italy - January 2022 - With the Eucharist presided on January 31, on the occasion of the feast of Don Bosco, in the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, by Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve and President of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI ), the celebrations for the centenary of the Salesians have begun in Perugia. During his homily, the cardinal underlined a concept dear to Don Bosco: “Our hope is in young people”; and he continued: “It is very beautiful, dear young people, to see the cathedral full of your significant hope. Don Bosco smiles at you from Heaven, as in this moment your bishop smiles at you, at your lives, at your commitment, at your sports competitions.” 

“We want to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the presence of the Salesians in Perugia,” said the cardinal. “One hundred years is a long time and the hundreds and hundreds of young people who passed by the Salesians for school, sport and formation have been a beautiful and significant presence. And the dear image of Don Bosco has been impressed on many people. I wish you, dear children, that this is also the case for your lives.”


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