Duitama, Colombia – November 2016 – In order to fully participate in the life of the Association of May Help of Christians (ADMA) the Regulations require the canonical erection of a centre and a request of aggregation to the ADMA of the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin. Last November 30th, the 16 ADMA centres of Duitama, in Colombia, received the "Diploma of Aggregation” during the Mass that was presided over by Fr. Julio Olarte, Delegate for the Salesian Family of the Province of Colombia-Bogotà.
Amatitán, Mexico – November 20th, 2016 – During the 3rd Provincial Congress of the Association of Salesian Cooperators (ASC), in the presence of participants including delegates, councillors, aspirantes and invitees, there was the election of the new ASC Provincial Council for the next three years.
Turin, Italy – December 4th, 2016 – On December 4th, in Turin Valdocco there was the celebration of the XXVI Marian Day of ADMA, on the theme “At the School of Mary Help of Christians - Being Witness of Charity and Buds of Hope for a New Humankind”. Over 300 members welcomed 16 new members of the Association, during the Eucharistic Celebration that was presided over by Fr. Cristian Besso, Rector of the Basilica.
Namaacha, Mozambique – December 3rd, 2016 – On December 3rd, in the parish sanctuary “Our Lady of Fatima”, there was the priestly ordination of Salesian deacon Benedito João Simone, through the imposition of hands of the Auxiliary Bishop of Maputo, Msgr. João Carlos Hatoa Nunes. The Eucharist was concelebrated by the Superior of Mozambique Vice-Province, Fr. Marco Biaggi, the Parish Priest, Fr. Agostinho Raúl, and several priests of the Salesian Congregation and of other religious families.