Rome, Italy - June 2024 - On Monday 24 June, the traditional Feast of Thanksgiving for Don Bosco and his Successors at the head of the Salesian Congregation was renewed for the 154th time. The Feast of Thanksgiving 2024 had its own evident special features that made it even more special than usual: first of all, it was once again celebrated in Rome, after the two years of celebrations in Turin. Secondly, and even more so, because it represented the last Thanksgiving Feast for Ángel Fernández Artime, 10th Successor of Don Bosco, Rector Major of the Salesian Congregation since March 2014 and created Cardinal in September 2023. He will receive a new appointment from the Holy Father Francis next August. Several Sons of Don Bosco of the community, who are celebrating their respective jubilee anniversaries this year, were also honoured.


Ljubljana, Slovenia – May 2024 – One hundred years ago, the Salesian Cardinal John Cagliero, on the occasion of the consecration of the church of Mary Help of Christians in Rakovnik, exclaimed: "You Slovenes are the nation of Mary. If you venerate Mary, you have nothing to fear!" On the occasion of the centenary of this event, on 25 May, Rakovnik received the visit of Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians, who during the day blessed the restored church, presided over the installation of the new Provincial,  Fr. Peter Končan, blessed the new statue of Don Bosco and met with the Salesian Family and the Friends of Don Bosco in Slovenia.

Rome, Italy – 24 May 2024 – On Friday 24 May, Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, celebrated the Feast of Mary Help of Christians in the city of Rome. The 10th Successor of Don Bosco presided over the solemn festive Eucharist at 6 pm (UTC+2) at the Salesian Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Via Tuscolana, the church which the Holy Father Pope Francis, on 30 September 2023, assigned him as his cardinalate.

Turin, Italy – May 24, 2024 – Friday, 24 May the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians was celebrated at the Salesian Mother House in Valdocco, Turin. In the morning, the Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Archbishop  Roberto Repole, Archbishop of Turin and Bishop of Susa, and concelebrated by Card. Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, SDB, Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago de Chile. In the evening, at 6.30 pm, the Eucharistic celebration was presided over by the Vicar of the Rector Major, Fr Stefano Martoglio. 

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