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The 10th successor of St. Don Bosco to the Salesians, Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime, along with young people from the Salesians. |

Salesian Youth Synod to discern their future and that of the Church

Jun 6, 2024

By Abel Camasca

The Salesian News Agency (ANS) announced in an article that the event will begin Aug. 11 and will conclude on... Read more

Peace reigns inside Dar Mariam, the residence of the Salesian Sisters in Sudan despite the fact that it has been surrounded by heavy gunfire and bombed multiple times as war rages on in the northeastern African country.

In midst of brutal war, Sudanese Catholic community says ‘relationship with God has grown’

May 31, 2024

By Agnes Aineah

Peace reigns inside Dar Mariam, the residence of the Salesian Sisters in Sudan, despite the fact that it has been... Read more

Cardinal Ángel Fernández, 10th successor of St. Don Bosco.

Don Bosco’s successor: Young people need gentleness and love to fulfill their dreams

Jan 9, 2024

By Abel Camasca

Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime encouraged fostering young people’s dreams but “not with blows,” just as Christ himself asked the Salesians’... Read more

Father Léopold Feyen.

Salesian priest stabbed to death in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dec 15, 2023

By Abel Camasca

The Salesian News Agency reported the murder of Father Léopold Feyen in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of... Read more

Young Salesians in Syria.

How the Salesians are helping youth in Syria, a country in its 12th year of civil war

Mar 16, 2023

By Abel Camasca

March 15 marked the 12th year of civil war in Syria, where bombs, poverty, and earthquakes have destroyed the country. Read more

Salesian missions shipped food and medical supplies to Zhytomyr in war-torn Ukraine.

Food shipment feeds hundreds at parish, orphanage and school in Ukraine

Nov 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Amid concern over new missile strikes and ongoing prayer by Pope Francis for Ukraine, hundreds in the war-torn country received... Read more

More than 2,400 contestants raced through Rome in the 14th annual All Saints’ Day 10K, the Corsa dei Santi (Race of the Saints), Nov. 1, 2022. Competitors ran the streets traversed by many saints over the centuries.

Competitors run in the footsteps of the saints in Vatican’s annual 10K race

Nov 5, 2022

By Alan Koppschall

The athletes, professional and amateur, ran by the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and other sites in the Eternal City in... Read more

Children participating in a Catholic Action initiative helped to release colorful balloons at the end of the Angelus on Jan. 30, 2022.

Pope Francis: 'The Lord always surprises us'

Jan 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis encouraged people to be open to the newness Jesus wants to bring in their daily lives and to... Read more

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