SYM Is at Vatican’s International Youth Advisory Body    

29 Nov 2019

(ANS – Vatican City – November 26) – On the feast of Christ the King, November 24, the Vatican dicastery for the Laity, the Family, and Life joyfully announced the establishment of the International Youth Advisory Body, consisting of 20 young people from six continents and several international movements, associations,
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What’s Happening in Bolivia?

21 Nov 2019

(ANS – Cochabamba – November 19) – The Salesian province in Bolivia is grateful for the solidarity and support expressed by all in relation to the assault, looting, and destruction of Ichilo Radio and Television Broadcast Station, located in Yapacaní, Santa Cruz Province, and for the earlier firing of tear gas at
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2020 Strenna Poster Presented

21 Nov 2019

(ANS – Rome – November 15) – The poster for Strenna 2020, which develops the theme “Let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matt 6:10). GOOD CHRISTIANS AND UPRIGHT CITIZENS” is now available online. The 2020 poster of the Year stands recalls to mind the spark
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Religious Freedom: the 2019 Report

14 Nov 2019

Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ANS – Rome – October 30) – The report “Persecuted more than ever: Focus on anti-Christian persecution between 2017 and 2019,” prepared by the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need, shows that: Nearly 300 million Christians live in lands of persecution;
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Argentina: “The Feast of the Help of Christians Has Begun!”

07 Nov 2019

International Congress of Mary Help of Christians (ANS – Buenos Aires – October 30) – Fr. Alejandro Gomez, pastor of Mary Help of Christians Parish in Cordoba, Argentina, was appointed by the Council of Provincials of Argentina as coordinator general of the organization of the 8th International Congress of Mary Help
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Ecuador: Interamerican Provincials Meet to Develop Common Projects

30 Oct 2019

(ANS – Quito – October 29) – In the Maria Auxiliadora spirituality center at  Cumbayá-Quito, the provincials of the Interamerica Region met for a week. 12 provinces participated in the presence of Fr. Timothy Ploch, regional councilor. Their objective was to review the provincial projects and draw up a plan for
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Italy: CG28: Working Document Drafted

30 Oct 2019

(ANS – Rome – October 28) – The precapitular commissions of the 28th General Chapter, namely, those on the theme of the chapter and on juridical topics, have completed the drafting phase of GC28’s working document. It was prepared by the members of the commissions during two meetings held at Salesian
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American Meeting on Youth Ministry and Missionary Animation

24 Oct 2019

(ANS – São Paulo, Brazil – October 23) – The American meeting (for both continents) on youth ministry and missionary animation took place in São Paulo, October 17-22. It was led by Fr. Fabio Attard, general councilor for youth ministry, Fr. Guillermo Basañes, general councilor for the missions, and Fr.
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Rector Major speaks about Amazon

23 Oct 2019

“We’ve made a choice as a congregation, never to abandon our presence among the original peoples.” Interview with Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime (ANS – Turin – October 18) – On November 11, 1875, Don Bosco blessed the first Salesian missionaries, led by Fr. John Cagliero, who had Patagonia as their destination.
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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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