Ukraine - Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Vitaliy Krivitskiy, SDB

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Vatican - Fr Antônio de Assis Ribeiro, SDB, appointed auxiliary bishop of Belém do Pará

(ANS - Vatican City) - The Holy See Press Office today announced that Holy Father Francis ...

Poland - Diaconal Ordination of 4 Salesians

Krakow, Poland - June 2017 - On June 24 at the theological student house of Krakow's Church of Mary ...

Italy - Summer solidarity, alternative holidays

(ANS - Rome) - Twenty-six young Italians have decided to dedicate part of their summer in a holiday ...

India – Archbishop Menamparampil starts prayer for peace in Northeast India

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(ANS – Bootle) – On Saturday the 10th June, people from all across the UK came together ...


I would like to send cordial greetings to each one of you, and at the same time share with you something about the news that you might have received from the press and elsewhere. 

In the afternoon of Friday, 23 June 2017, the sentence was issued in the criminal proceedings on the “Gerini case”. This is a criminal case initiated some years ago by the “Gerini” Foundation and the “Direzione Generale Opere Don Bosco”.

On 11 May 2017 the Public Prosecutor had requested the conviction of the three persons accused of deception.

The judge, in his sentence, has determined their acquittal.

This case is therefore closed. The civil case, instead, goes ahead, awaiting the judgment of the “Corte di Cassazione” (Supreme Court). 

Today, June 23, 2017, a decision was reached in the criminal phase of the “Gerini Case.” Although the Public Prosecutor had requested a judgment against the three whom we had accused of fraud,  the Judge issued his decision:  acquittal because there did not exist any substance to the accusation of fraud.  The civil process will continue while we await the decision regarding the ownership of the General House. 

(ANS - Madrid) - Summer camps and tours are among the many activities planned for approximately 18,000 children who take part in the Salesian summer activities organized by 2,500 leaders and 350 Salesians. When school finishes thousands of young people enjoy a well-deserved holiday and the Salesians, particularly through the youth centres, offer educational and recreational activities that respond to one of their specific pedagogical objectives - the educational use of leisure time.

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  • Italy - Summer solidarity, alternative holidays

    (ANS - Rome) - Twenty-six young Italians have decided to dedicate part of their summer in a holiday of solidarity in Egypt serving as missionary volunteers in Salesian houses in Alexandria, Cairo-Zaytoun and Cairo-Rod El Farag, where they shall engage in educational activities in oratories and schools. Fr Michelangelo Dessì of the Missionary Animation of the Salesian Central Italy District(ICC) presents this educational, supportive and missionary proposal.


  • Communicating hope and confidence in our time, a difficult task

    22 May, 2017: It is 10:35 PM, local time. The concert of American pop star Ariana Grande at the Manchester City Arena turns into a night of terror when a terrorist attack kills 22 people, many young; in the following days, repeated attacks in Egypt, Afghanistan, and even more recently in London, the number of victims tragically increases.


  • Angola - Educational-Pedagogical Project for the Reintegration of Children and Adolescents in and from the Streets

    (ANS - Luanda) - Salesians in Angola, with the help of the NGO "International Voluntary Service for Development" (VIS), organized a round table on Friday, June 23, on "Advocacy for the Protection of Children in Risk Situations." The event was the occasion to present the Manual "Projecto Educativo-Pedagógico para Reinserção de Crianças e Adolescentes de e na Rua", or the Educational-Pedagogical Project for the Reintegration of Children and Adolescents of and on the Streets, which explains in detail the steps needed to pursue a path of (re) education and reintegration into society, according to the values ​​and principles of the Preventive System.


  • RMG – Building a family, in the rituals of every day

    (ANS - Rome) – "A life-long love begins again every day." Here is the essence of love, the essence that Fr A.M. Carré condensed into a single maxim that he would always repeat to couples during their wedding cerimony: "spouses forever, remaining engaged." And how do you manage to stay loyal to your spouse a whole lifetime? Through love in the rituals of every day: by a kiss, a greeting, a hug and a thousand gestures that are rituals and that should never become routine. The Rector Major in the Strenna for 2017 invites building a family through the rituals of every day, by living "a love that is faithful, everlasting and open to life."


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