Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea - February 2020 – From 3 to 6 February, over 300 students from the Don Bosco Technological Institute (DBTI), led by Fr Ambrose Pereira, SDB, Director of the Communications Office of the Episcopal Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, took part in an orientation program, divided into various sessions, on the responsible use of social media.
Brasilia, Brazil - February 2020 - In the Don Bosco Shrine of Brasilia, with the participation of many Salesians, young and faithful, the inauguration ceremony of the new Provincial of the Salesian Province of Belo Horizonte (BBH), Fr Gildãsio Mendes, took place. The Provincials of the Brazilian Provinces of Campo Grande, Porto Alegre, Recife, Sao Paulo and a representative of the Provincial of Manaus were present, together with the Salesian bishop Msgr. Eduardo Pinheiro da Silva, Bishop of Jaboticabal, and Fr Natale Vitali, Councilor for the America South Cone Region.
Caracas, Venezuela - February 2020 – On Saturday, 8 February, in the Don Bosco National Temple of Caracas, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians, presided over the Eucharist during which the installation of the new Provincial of the “San Luca” Salesian Province took place, namely Fr Rafael Bernardo Montenegro Latouche. Fr Francisco Méndez, former VEN Provincial, Msgr. José Ángel Divassón, Apostolic Vicar Emeritus of Puerto Ayacucho, the Directors of the Salesian works, Salesians, members of the Salesian Family of Venezuela and young people were also present.
Santa Clara, Cuba - February 2020 - On February 2, the Salesian work of Santa Clara created the traditional festival "Juan Soñador", an artistic tribute to Don Bosco, which was attended by singers, musical groups, musicians and choirs. The event was dedicated to the Salesian community, in particular to Fr Bruno Roccaro, who celebrates his centenary of life this year; and on the occasion, a tribute was paid, with an award, to the work of the Salesian Cooperator Ania Rabelo López.