Vientiane, Laos - November 2018 - Fr Guillermo Basañes, General Councilor for the Missions, visited the Vocational Youth Center "Don Bosco" in Vientiane. On his arrival on November 17, he held an opening conference with the Salesian community on the occasion of the monthly retreat. The following day he presided at the Eucharistic celebration in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, the only Catholic church in Vientiane, and had a meeting with Cardinal Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, Bishop of Vientiane. He also visited a center managed by the FMA. On November 19, Fr Basañes presided over the community Mass at the end of which he handed over the missionary cross to the four Salesians. His talks with the students and teachers were stimulating and he invited them to share with others not only the technical competence, but above all the good manners and education and the many spiritual values of Don Bosco.