Kimwenza, D.R. Congo - January 2020 - A formation meeting for trainees was held in Kimwenza from 16 to 19 January with over 30 Salesian Brothers and young priests of the Vice Province of Africa Congo Congo (ACC) participating.
Junín de los Andes, Argentina - January 2020 - Eleven young Salesians from the Provinces of Northern Argentina, Southern Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Paraguay are taking part in the preparatory meeting for perpetual profession from 8 to 28 January. The meetings are led by Fr Juan Carlos De Pablo, Fr Félix Levín, Fr Vicente Tirabasso, Fr Juan Rebok and Fr Andrés Del Campo, as regards the formative themes. Several Provincials of the Provinces concerned visited the meets.
Cartago, Costa Rica - January 2020 - On 11 January, the Salesian Jean Paul Bethancourt was ordained priest by the laying on of hands and consecratory prayer of Msgr. Javier Román Arias, bishop of Límon.
Shillong, India - January 2020 - Five Salesians from the Shillong Province (INS) and one from the Guwahati Province (ING) were ordained priests along with five other young people, including diocesans, Claretians and Capuchins. The celebration was chaired by Msgr. Victor Lyngdoh, bishop of the diocese of Jowai, concelebrated by hundreds of priests, including Fr Paul O Lyngkot, SDB, INS Provincial, in the presence of about 20,000 faithful.