Nazareth - September 2023 - To commemorate the Centenary of the Consecration of the Basilica of the Adolescent Jesus in Nazareth which took place on 6 September 1923, on 2 and 3 September the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime visited the city that saw the growth to maturity of Jesus within the Holy Family. On Sunday 3rd, the Rector Major celebrated a solemn Mass of thanksgiving in the Basilica for the important anniversary. It was also an opportunity for the Rector Major to meet the Salesians and young people of the Salesian Province of the Middle East and to pray together with them.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - September 2023 – Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Mongolia, the first by a Pontiff in this country, has come to an end. The Holy Father left at about 12 noon (06.03 in Italy) from the Chinggis Khan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar. During these days, the Holy Father had the opportunity to meet the authorities of the country in the capital Ulaanbaatar and the small local Christian community at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, as well as the local religious leaders and the workers at the "House of Mercy". In taking his leave, Pope Francis thanked Mongolia for its generous hospitality. Then, in a telegram to President Khürel Sükh Ukhnaa, he assured him of his prayers for the peace, unity and prosperity of the nation.

Estoril, Portugal - August 2023 - On 2 August, the "SYM DAY" - the Day of the Salesian Youth Movement - took place in the Salesian presence of Estoril, with the participation of over 9,000 young people, more than 500 volunteers, staff, animators, lay people of the Salesian Family, Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. Present for this occasion were the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, and Mother Chiara Cazzuola, Superior General of the FMA.

Livorno, Italy - May 2023 - Because of the 125th anniversary of Salesian presence in the city of Livorno, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, visited the seaside city on Saturday, 27 May and Sunday, 28 May. For the occasion, the Salesian parish named precisely after Don Bosco organised two days filled with appointments and events, under the banner of Don Bosco's motto: "Happy in time and in eternity...." During these two days, the 10th Successor of Don Bosco animated the local Salesian Family and indicated the paths to follow in order to remain always meaningful and attractive to young people.

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