VIS Takes Part in Governments and NGOs Meeting to Promote 2030 U.N. Objectives

02 Aug 2018

(ANS – New York – July 19) – Government representatives, entrepreneurs, and leaders of civil society and international organizations from more than 120 countries met in New York, July 9-18, for the United Nations High Level Political Forum on sustainable development. The focus of this meeting to accelerate and foster
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Rector Major Thanks Cardinal Angelo Amato

02 Aug 2018

(ANS – Vatican City – July 23) – On Friday, July 20, Rector Major Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, accompanied by Fr. Pierluigi Cameroni, postulator general, met Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, at the dicastery’s offices. Cardinal Amato’s term of office ends on August 31. In
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Salesian Missions: Clean Water for Tanzania

02 Aug 2018

by Salesian Missions In Tanzania, safe drinking water is scarce. Residents who do not live near one of the country’s three major lakes – Victoria, Tanganyika, or Malawi – must rely on water that is often contaminated with toxic waste. This situation disproportionately affects the more than 18 million people
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Egypt: Salesian Missions Sponsors “Sunrise Project”

01 Aug 2018

Salesian Missions Sponsors “Sunrise Project” (ANS – Cairo – July 27) – Through Salesian Missions’ Sunrise Project for refugees and vulnerable Egyptians, 400 people are receiving support, and 80 program graduates were recently invited to participate in training for in-depth seed-funding proposals. These graduates submitted entrepreneurial projects to the Sunrise
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Cause of Servant of God Fr. Ignatius Stuchly Presented in Rome

26 Jul 2018

(ANS – Vatican City – July 23) – On July 20 Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, accompanied by Fr. Pierluigi Cameroni, postulator general, and Dr. Lodovica Maria Zanet, a collaborator in the postulator’s office, visited Cardinal Angelo Amato, SDB, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes (CSC), to present the volume
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Nicaraguan Priest Pleads, “Don’t let us die!”

24 Jul 2018

(ANS – Masaya, Nicaragua – July 18) – The population of Nicaragua is suffering the madness and irrationality of a President named Ortega. July 18 marked three months of suffering. The Salesians in Nicaragua suffer alongside their students. At Masaya, the Salesians animate a school and a public church. A short
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Walking with Luke: Thematic Studies in the Lukan Narrative

19 Jul 2018

(ANS – Bolton, England – July 13) – Fr. Michael Winstanley, SDB, English Scripture scholar and former provincial of Great Britain, has published a new book on St. Luke’s Gospel in which he invites us to embark on a fascinating journey. Showcasing his solid scholarship built upon a lifetime of
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SDBs and FMAs together: with the Pope, in the Church, at the service of the young

19 Jul 2018

by Gian Francesco Romano (ANS – Rome – July 12) – The joint meeting of the general councils of the Salesians and the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians at the FMA Generalate on July 11 is summed up so: Men and women consecrated to God, who share the charism and
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Strenna 2019: “‘So that my joy may be in you’ (John 15:11). Holiness for you, too!”

18 Jul 2018

(ANS – Rome – July 13) – On July 13 Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime released the presentation of the 2019 Strenna. “This is a great opportunity to offer several notes for the development of the theme. There is no other pastoral element that the Rector Major offers, in the name
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Salesian Cardinal Charles Bo among Youth Synod delegates

18 Jul 2018

(ANS – Vatican City – July 16) – In view of the Synod of Bishops on “Youth, faith and vocational discernment,” scheduled from October 3-28, 2018, at the Vatican, the Holy Father has appointed four delegate presidents, among them Burmese Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, SDB, Archbishop of Rangoon (Yangon). The role
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