RMG – Don Bosco's Feast Day: Mass on Rai1 TV and interviews with Rector Major

25 January 2021

(ANS - Rome) - The feast day of Don Bosco on 31 January has always been one of the main anniversaries for the Salesian Family, and this year it will be celebrated with a series of important events - religious and communication-wise.

On Sunday 31 January, Holy Mass will be broadcast live on the first Italian television network, RaiUno (10:55 am - UTC + 1), from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Rome, located in the same complex that today houses the Salesian Headquarters. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, shall preside over the celebration, while the liturgical animation will be provided by a representative of the choir of the Salesian Youth Movement of Central Italy, directed by Fr Francesco De Ruvo, SDB.

The Eucharistic celebration, directed by Gianni Epifani and with commentary by Elena Bolasco, will be accompanied by an episode of the program "A Sua Immagine" (also on RaiUno, starting at 10:30) which will also present themes, works and prominent Salesian figures.

The feast day of Don Bosco also offers the starting point for other important initiatives on important Italian media.

On the same day, Sunday 31 January, TGCOM24 (Mediaset) shall broadcast the religious study program "Stanze Vaticane", during which the journalist Fabio Marchese Ragona will present an all-round interview with Fr Ángel Fernández Artime. The appointment is for 17:00 local time.

Finally, from next Wednesday, January 27, the issue of Famiglia Cristiana, Italy's most important Catholic weekly magazine, will be available; it features an interview with Fr Ángel Fernández Artime by the journalist Annachiara Valle, entitled “The ever-current recipe of Don Bosco".


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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