CNA Staff, Sep 30, 2020 / 05:59 am
The head of the Salesians announced that the order has raised nearly 8 million euros to help thousands of families worldwide who have been financially affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Specifically, 7.9 million euros have been collected, a very significant amount that has reached 62 Salesian provinces around the world, in response to 143 projects in support of very hard-hit families, who have benefited from food and small salaries to support themselves," said Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians.
Fernández, who is the tenth successor of Fr. Don Bosco, founder of the order, spoke in a video message during his visit to Turin, where he is present for the opening of the "Don Bosco House Museum" from October 2 to 4.
"I would like to tell you, in the name of Don Bosco, thank you for that solidarity, thank you for the good we do together," he said to all those who donated.