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Don Bosco Network-South Asia COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Sustains 1.59 Million Across India
03/07/2020.  INB #N.9418
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
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India has 220,114 active cases of COVID-19 and 17400 deaths as of 01 July 2020 (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI). News flashes and ambulance sirens cause stress levels to rise. Few states in the country continue to impose lockdowns to control the escalating cases of infection, while most others have lifted restrictions. Though people can now come out into public and are free to move around, things are no longer the same. Livelihoods have vanished for a huge population of daily wagers across the country, affecting their very survival. For most middle-class people, incomes have been affected. Regular commodities are more expensive and petrol prices soaring. In the midst of this very volatile situation, the Don Bosco Network through its 11 Don Bosco planning and development partners (PDOs) across various states, geographies, cultures and economies, is keeping its ear to the ground, listening carefully to conversations for indications coming from the people. To be effectively helpful in the current context, we require to understand and formulate responses to various situations. The Don Bosco Network across India is doing just that.. Read More

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Regional Councilor for South Asia Father Biju Michael Intends ''to transform lives of half a million young people''
26/06/2020.  INB #N.9415
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai  - 3 Comments
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The General Chapter 28 has profoundly renewed the General Council of the Salesian Congregation. For this reason, today we begin, with Father Biju Michael, Regional Councilor for South Asia, a series of interviews designed to get to know the new Councilors who assist the Rector Major in the animation and government of the Congregation a little better.. Read More

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Don Bosco National YaR Forum Reflects on the Post-COVID-19 Situation of Young-at-Risk
18/06/2020.  INM #N.9410
Posted by PORUTHUR Joseph, Chennai
News in Appointments, Marginalized, Social Development, Social Ministry, SPCSA, The Regional, Youth at Risk


An online discussion was organized by DB YaR Forum with the Regional Councillor for South Asia Father Biju Michael, Father Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar the provincial in-charge of YaR along with the YaR coordinators of all Indian provinces. The main focus of the discussion was adapting to the post COVID-19 situation work with the young at risk, revisiting the annual calendar of YaR, and felicitating Father Thomas Koshy on the completion of his 06 year term. . Read More

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Father Wyman Gonsalves Installed as MumbaiSalesians' Novice Master
16/06/2020.  INB #N.9409
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
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Father Wyman Gonsalves of the Salesian Province of Bombay [INB] was installed as Rector and Novice Master on 16 June 2020, at Salesian Training Institute [STI] in Nashik. MumbaiSalesians' Vice-Provincial Father Ashley Miranda presided at the installation ceremony.. Read More

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07 Salesians, Including 02 Indians, Ordained Deacons in Jerusalem
15/06/2020.  INN #N.9406
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
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On Sunday 14 June, during Holy Mass at the Church of All Nations, Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM, the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, ordained 07 Salesians of Don Bosco as Deacons, comprising 03 from USA, 02 from India, 01 from Poland and 01 from Angola.. Read More

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Indian Salesian Father Thommai Antonyrajan Dies in Sri Lanka
14/06/2020.  INB #N.9400
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
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Indian Salesian Father Thommai Antonyrajan of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy [INT] who was working in the Province of Sri Lanka [LKC], met a tragic end at sea, and was confirmed dead at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, 14 June 2020. He was aged 56. Father Thommai was a former Vice-Provincial of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy from 2005-2008.. Read More

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DBYA South Asia Delegates GoogleMeet Focuses on Young People Amidst Laudato Si' Year
09/06/2020.  INN #N.9396
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
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Don Bosco Youth Animation [DBYA] South Asia delegates had a GoogleMeet on Tuesday 09 June 2020. Father Robert Simon, the new DBYA South Asia Delegate moderated the meet. South Asia Regional Councillor Father Biju Michael inspired the delegates to ''put the young person at the centre of Salesian youth ministry.'' Revising the DBYA Annual Plan, the delegates decided to implement the GC 28 guidelines and integrate the action plan of the Laudato Si' Year responding to the cry of the earth and the poor. . Read More

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RIP Father Stephen Kuncherakatt - ANS Publishes a Note
08/06/2020.  INB #N.9395
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
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Indian Salesian Father Stephen Kuncherakatt died in Jerusalem on the night of 02 June 2020. He had been taken to the Italian hospital in Haifa for a check-up; the Salesians who accompanied him were unable to stay with him because of the emergency health rules and Father Kuncherakatt died in silence, accompanied by the sisters of the hospital. Agenzia iNfo Salesiana [ANS], the communication agency of the Salesians of Don Bosco, headquartered in Rome, published an article dated 08 June 2020, reproduced below. . Read More

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Vatican Accepts Resignation of Salesian Bishop Jerome Dhas Varuvel of Kuzhithurai Diocese
07/06/2020.  INB #N.9393
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
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Pope Francis on 06 June accepted the resignation of Salesian Bishop Jerome Dhas Varuvel of Kuzhithurai Diocese in Tamil Nadu. A press release issued by the Vatican noted, ''The Holy Father Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Kuzhithurai, India, presented by Bishop Jerome Dhas Varuvel.'' A Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) press release stated,''the Holy Father has appointed Archbishop Antony Pappusamy of Madurai as Apostolic Administrator of Kuzhithurai.'' Bishop Varuvel had submitted his resignation due to reasons of heath, prior to the mandatory retirement age. . Read More

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Don Bosco Green Alliance Launches 'Rethink, Reconnect, Renew' Campaign
05/06/2020.  INB #N.9391
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
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On 05 June 2020, 46th World Environment Day, Don Bosco Green Alliance, an international collective of young people from the Salesian Family institutions, who contribute to global environmental action, thought and policy, launched a new campaign 'Rethink, Reconnect, Renew'. This campaign will be run throughout the ongoing Laudato S�' Year. Father Savio Silveira-Convener Don Bosco Green Alliance addressed a letter on the launch of the new campaign to the Alliance Members. . Read More

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Don Bosco Network-South Asia COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Sustains 1.59 Million Across India
Regional Councilor for South Asia Father Biju Michael Intends ``to transform lives of half a million young people``
Don Bosco National YaR Forum Reflects on the Post-COVID-19 Situation of Young-at-Risk
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