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Inauguration of the plaque for the centenary at St. Ann parish in Camaguey, Cuba, Dec. 6, 2021.

Salesian women's institute celebrates 100th anniversary of arrival in Cuba

Dec 9, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Institute dedicated a commemorative plaque Dec. 6 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of... Read more

A detail from a poster for the Don Bosco Global Film Festival.

Salesians asked young people to make short films about hope. They got a big response

Nov 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The inaugural Don Bosco Global Film Festival has received more than 1,500 entries. Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in Rome on Oct. 22, 2021.

Pope Francis asks religious sisters to pray for him: 'It is not easy to be the pope'

Oct 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope also shared a story from the life of St. Therese of Lisieux. Read more

Transgender symbol.

Argentine bishop says attempted transsexual marriage in church was unauthorized

Feb 9, 2021

The Diocese of Río Gallegos reported Feb. 8 that it did not authorize an attempted marriage between a man and... Read more

Indian archbishop, parish priest killed in California car accident

Oct 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong, India and Fr. Mathew Vellankal died in a car crash Oct. 10 during a visit... Read more

Fr. Ugo de Censi.

Priest who served thousands in Peruvian highlands dies at 94

Dec 5, 2018

The Salesian founder of Operation Mato Grosso, a ministry of service and job training for low-income people in South America,... Read more

Venerable Margaret Bosco. (Public domain).

Have you heard of Venerable 'Mama Bosco'?

Dec 23, 2017

While St. John Bosco is a beloved saint among Catholics, many do not know that his mother, Margaret Bosco, was... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Father Tom Uzhunnalil has been released, is headed to India

Sep 12, 2017

By Elise Harris

After more than 18 months of questions and uncertainty regarding the fate of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil following his abduction by... Read more

Church of National Gratitude in Chile. Courtesy of the Archbishop of Santiago via ACI Prensa.

Firebomb is latest in series of attacks against iconic Chilean church

Aug 24, 2017

A religious congregation voiced sorrow and called for greater respect for faith after the iconic Church of National Gratitude in... Read more

Haitian emigrants at a Salesian shelter in Tijuana, October 2016. Photo courtesy of Agenzia Info Salesiana.

Tijuana shelters overwhelmed by Haitian migrants

Jan 12, 2017

The shelters in Tijuana that care for the migrant population are now in a state of emergency, severely overcrowded due... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted in Yemen March 4.

India's foreign minister reassures bishops that Father Tom is alive

Apr 6, 2016

By Mary Farrow

After rampant rumors spread of the crucifixion of kidnapped priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, an Indian government official told the nation's... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted in Yemen March 4.

India's bishops push government to help find Fr Tom

Mar 30, 2016

By Elise Harris

After the circulation of rumors claiming Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was tortured and crucified on Good Friday, the Indian bishops have... Read more

A street party for Don Bosco – 15,000 turn up to celebrate saint in Lima

Aug 13, 2015

More than 15,000 members of the Salesian Family turned out August 9 on the streets of Lima, Peru, as part... Read more

Pope Francis at the Basilica of St. Mary Help of Christians at the tomb of Don Bosco in Turin, Italy on June 21, 2015.

What Pope Francis owes the Salesians

Jun 23, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis is a Jesuit, but he has Salesian roots.  Read more

Pope Francis before the Eucharistic celebration in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Turin on June 21, 2015.

A wish granted – Pope meets with young prisoners in Turin

Jun 22, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For Fr. Domenico Ricca, chaplain of the Ferrante Aporti juvenile prison in Turin, this weekend’s visit from Pope Francis was... Read more

Fr. Jesus Plaza, who was murdered Feb. 15, is shown saying Mass.

Two Salesian religious murdered during robbery in Venezuela

Feb 16, 2014

During a suspected robbery at Don Bosco College in the Venezuelan city of Valencia the evening of Feb. 15, two... Read more