Brazil - December 2020 – On 19 December Fr Alejandro Guevara Rodríguez, SDB, World Spiritual Animator of the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA), met the Provincial Delegates of ADMA South Cone on the Zoom platform. Present at the meeting were Fr Sérgio Lúcio, National Delegate of ADMA in Brazil, Fr Ricardo Carlos, Provincial of Campo Grande and CISBRASIL referent for the Salesian Family, Fr Orozimbo de Paula, ADMA Delegate of the BCG Province, and Fr Eduardo Castro, ADMA Delegate for the Chile Province. The event began with the participants' report on ADMA's current situation followed by the intervention of Fr Alejandro Guevara Rodríguez; he emphasized that during this first year of his mandate he will learn about ADMA in the Salesian world more closely. Furthermore, he invited all the participants to align themselves with the guidelines that the Rector Major has indicated for 2020-2026 and to intensify communication between members, Salesian animators and with the living forces of the Salesian Family who can collaborate with ADMA.
Cochabamba, Bolivia - December 2020 - The Salesians of the Bolivia Province (BOL) celebrated their traditional assembly on 28 December, a space to meet as a family and express the end of year's best wishes. During the event, online, Fr Juan Pablo Zabala, BOL Provincial, formalized the delivery of obediences and the Provincial Organic Project (POI) 2021-2025 was shared, which marks the path the Provincial shall make in the light of the directives issued by the GC28. Also present at the event was Msgr. Tito Solari, SDB, Archbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba.
Catania, Italy - December 2020 - On 27 December the family members of the Salesians of the Sicily Province (ISI) gathered for the second time via a digital platform to reflect together on the theme "The family and three key words", through the words of Fr Giuseppe Ruta, former ISI Provincial. Referring to the three words entrusted for the first time by Pope Francis to the faithful during an audience in 2015 - permission, thank you, sorry - the family members had the opportunity to reflect on some aspects of daily life. The delegate of the family team, Fr Alfredo Calderoni, invited all married couples present to renew their marriage vows, sharing the Yes of the marriage bond with the Yes of the religious vocation of their Salesians, and the first Yes that made all this possible, Don Bosco's.
Calcutta, India - December 2020 - On 26 December Msgr. Vincent Aind, Bishop of the Diocese of Bagdogra, ordained the Salesian Deonis Minj a priest, in the presence of Fr Joseph Pauria, Provincial of the Calcutta Province (INC).