From the Salesian Archives: Don Bosco’s Canonization

29 Mar 2018

(ANS – Vatican City – April 1, 1934) – Pope Pius XI proclaimed John Bosco a saint on April 1, 1934, Easter Sunday, at the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of the Redemption. The picture shows the large number of people who took part in the great event—many of them using umbrellas to shield themselves from rain.