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Argentine bishop says attempted transsexual marriage in church was unauthorized

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

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

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'?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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