Turin, Italy - July 2020 - On July 4 at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, by the laying on of hands and the consecratory prayer of Msgr. Piero Delbosco, Bishop of Cuneo and Fossano, three young Salesians of the Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta Special Circumscription were ordained priests: Alessandro Basso, Dies Stylo Babu, Michael Pagani.
Benediktbeuern, Germany - July 2020 - Life has finally returned to the "Youth Education Action Center (Jugendbildungsstätte Aktionszentrum-AZ) at the Benediktbeuern Abbey. A first group of young people was recently authorized to move, including the foreign volunteers of the "Don Bosco Volunteers", who had had to stop their work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first activity carried out by the young people was in the garden, during Environment Week.
Córdoba, Argentina - July 2020 - Fr Silvio Roggia, Fr Francisco Santos and the Salesian coadjutor brother Raymon Callo, members of the Formation Department, met virtually with the young people of the inter-provincial post-novitiate community "Michele Rua" from Córdoba, Province of Northern Argentina (ARN). The event represented the conclusion of a series of weekly video conferences that took place in June with the aim of dialoguing and sharing the formative experiences in the light of the document "Young Salesians and Accompaniment", the tool that offers new horizons on Salesians in formation and the importance of accompaniment throughout the life of the Salesian of Don Bosco.
Vatican City, Vatican - July 2020 - Seven years after his visit to Lampedusa, Pope Francis celebrated a Mass on July 8 in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta. Given the health-related situation, only the staff of the Migrants and Refugees section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Developmen took part in the celebration. In his homily, Pope Francis took up the Psalm of the day "Seek out the Lord and His strength, always seek his face." "The search for the face of God is a guarantee of the success of our journey in this world, which is an exodus towards the true Promised Land, the heavenly homeland," explained the Pope.
Source: ACI Stampa