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Rector Major, Father Angel Fernandez Artime visits the Salesian Province of Chennai

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Chennai, Sep. 6. The Rector Major, Father Angel Fernandez Artime SDB, the 10th Successor of Don Bosco along with Father Horacio Lopez SDB, secretary to the Rector Majors office arrived at the Chennai International Airport on 6th September at around 4.15 am to visit the Salesians and the Salesian Family members of the Salesian Province of Chennai. He visits the Chennai province from the 6th-10th September, 2019.  
The Rector Major was greeted and welcomed by Fathers Maria Arokiam Kanaga SDB, The Regional Councillor for South Asia, Father Jose Kochamkunnel,the Salesian Provincial of Chennai Province, Provincial Council members and other Salesians. The Province Youth Leader Mr. Clinton along with other Province youth members welcomed the Rector Major too.

The Rector Major has scheduled meetings with Provincial Council members, Salesians and the Salesian Family members. He will be visiting the formation houses and attending the Youth Fest programme in Chennai.  

The Rector Major commenced his official visitation to INM Province by celebrating the Eucharistic celebration  with the Salesians at 12.30 p.m. at the Don Bosco Provincial House, Chennai.  

In his homily the Rector Major mentioned that we need to be faithful to the Lord and imbibe the quality of humility and fidelity.  He concluded saying that, when the young people were asked to answer the question ''What kind of Salesians for the youth of today?' in preparation for General  Chapter 28, the cry of the youth from all over the world was: We need Salesians who will be present with us and accompany us in our life. They were not expecting any material needs or our big institutions. He added that this was the cry of young people around the world irrespective of the varied cultural diversity. Let us thus be and become Salesians with and for the young!

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