St. John Bosco

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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

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

Stolen relic of St John Bosco's brain recovered

Jun 16, 2017

A relic of St. John Bosco, which had been stolen from an Italian basilica two weeks ago, has been recovered,... Read more

Above St. John Bosco's initial tomb at the Salesian Institute in Turin.

They lived Christianity: Italy's saints of social action

May 15, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Turin is an opportunity to reflect on the outstanding group of saints whose lives embodied... Read more

Bishop Enrico dal Covolo, S.D.B., rector of the Pontifical Lateran University, speaks to CNA Sept. 9, 2014.

Francis encourages us as did Don Bosco, Lateran rector says

Sep 11, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As the bicentenary of the birth of St. John Bosco approaches, a Salesian who is rector of the Pontifical Lateran... Read more