Salesian Archbishop Killed in California Auto Accident

17 Oct 2019

(ANS – Oakland, Calif. – October 14) – Salesian Abp. Dominic Jala of Shillong, India, died in a car accident on Thursday, October 10, near Wilbur Springs in Colusa County, Calif. Fr. Mathew Vellankal of the Oakland Diocese also died, while another Oakland priest, Fr. Joseph Parekkatt, was seriously injured and
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Venezuelan situation

10 Oct 2019

At Fr. Tim Zak’s request, Bro. Freddy Suarez sent some pictures from the Salesian presences in Venezuela, where the situation has worsened in recent years. The Salesians keep hoping for improvement, Bro. Freddy writes. “We believe in young people and support those who have stayed in the country in the
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Casa Don Bosco Project Opens Up Salesian Historical Sites in Valdocco

10 Oct 2019

(ANS – Rome – October 9) – Last May 24 Giampietro Pettenon, president of Missioni Don Bosco, explained to ANS the Casa Don Bosco project, a new space that will be inaugurated in 2020,. The pilgrims who arrived in Valdocco on May 24 no doubt noticed the large construction site,
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Vatican: “Life creates history”: 54th World Communications Day

10 Oct 2019

  (ANS – Vatican City – October 1) – On September 28 Pope Francis presented the theme for the 54th World Communications Day, which will be celebrated in 2020:  “‘So that you can tell your son and grandson” (Ex 10:2): Life creates history.” According to custom, the Holy Father will
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English-speaking Salesian Family delegates in Rome for Formation Week

10 Oct 2019

(ANS – Rome- September 23) – Three years after the joint formation sessions for the Salesian Family delegates, which took place in November 2016, Fr. Eusebio Muñoz, delegate of the Rector Major for the Salesian Family, prepared together with his team a much-awaited meeting of the Salesian Family delegates. This
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Vatican: Abp. Cristobal Lopez Romero, SDB, Receives Cardinal’s Hat

09 Oct 2019

“I want humanity to become one big family” Abp. Cristobal Lopez Romero, SDB, Receives Cardinal’s Hat (ANS – Vatican City – October 7) – On October 5 Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals; among them was a Salesian bishop, essentially a missionary, a son of Don Bosco who departed as
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Celebration of 150th Missionary Expedition

03 Oct 2019

by Fr. Gianni Rolandi, SDB (ANS – Turin – September 30) – On September 29 Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime presided at the Eucharistic celebration of the 150th Missionary Expedition, during which he presented the missionary cross to 36 Salesians and 13 Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. Assisting were his
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Paraguay: Communications Delegates of Both Americas Meet in Paraguay

27 Sep 2019

(ANS – Luque, Paraguay – September 24) – From September 19 to 22, the communications delegates of both American continents met in the Emaus retreat house in Luque. Participants discussed the theme “The profile of the Salesian communicator for young people in the digital world.” The construction of this profile
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Italy: English-speaking Salesian Family delegates in Rome for Formation Week

26 Sep 2019

(ANS – Rome- September 23) – Three years after the joint formation sessions for the Salesian Family delegates, which took place in November 2016, Fr. Eusebio Muñoz, delegate of the Rector Major for the Salesian Family, prepared together with his team a much-awaited meeting of the Salesian Family delegates. This
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Provincial Treasurers of Interamerica and America South Cone Regions Meet

17 Sep 2019

(ANS – Niagara Falls, Ont. – September 10) – A bi-continental meeting of the Provincial Treasurers of the Interamerica and America South Cone regions took place in Niagara Falls, September 2-5. The event was organized and coordinated by Bro. Jean Paul Muller, treasurer general of the Salesian Congregation, and his team,
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