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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
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Administration, Agencies, BOSCO, Development Office, Disasters, Procure, Projects, Social Ministry, SPCSA, The Regional


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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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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Indian Salesian Father Thommai Antonyrajan Dies in Sri Lanka
14/06/2020.  INB #N.9400
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Counselling, Disasters, Obituary, Profiles, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA, The Regional, Vocation


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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Jnanodaya Post-Novitiate Academic Year Begins at 'The Retreat' Yercaud
10/06/2020.  INB #N.9397
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Education Higher , Formation, Religion, Salesian Society, Vocation


The academic year of the post-novitiate - Salesian Institute of Philosophy, Jnanodaya - at 'The Retreat' Yercaud, in Salem District of Tamil Nadu, began on 04 June 2020. . 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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30-Minute Film ''Zatti, our Brother'' to Premiere on YouTube on 11 June
08/06/2020.  INB #N.9394
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
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A 30-minute film ''Zatti, our Brother'' on the Salesian lay coadjutor nurse Blessed Artemide Zatti [1880-1951], is to be released on Thursday 11 June at 20:00 hrs, Argentine time, on the YouTube channel of the Argentine Salesian Bulletin. The original language is Spanish, with English, Italian, Portuguese, Polish and French subtitles. This is the 1st Salesian cinematographic narrative work produced in Argentina, by the Argentinian Salesian Bulletin with the support of the 02 Salesian Provinces in Argentina, the Salesian Mission Office in Madrid-Spain, and the Salesians of Don Bosco worldwide.. 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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Rector Major Appoints New Salesian Family Delegates
05/06/2020.  INB #N.9392
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
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The Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Father �ngel Fern�ndez Artime,released an official statement on 05 June 2020, naming the new Delegates of the Rector Major for the groups that are spiritually mentored by the Sons of Don Bosco. The newly appointed Delegates are: Father Joan Llu�s Play�, Delegate of the Rector Major for the Secretariat of the Salesian Family;Ecclesiastical Assistant of the VDB (Volunteers of Don Bosco) and CDB (Volunteers with Don Bosco) Bro. Duc (Dominic) Nam Nguyen, Vietnamese Salesian Brother, Delegate of the Rector Major for the Association of the Salesian Cooperators and the Delegate of the Rector Major for the Past Pupils of Don Bosco. Father Alejandro Guevara, Delegate of the Rector Major as Spiritual Animator of the Association of Mary Help of Christians [ADMA]. Father Pier Luigi Cameroni, Postulator General for the Causes of Saints, will also be part of the team of the Secretariat.. 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
News in Agencies, Ecology, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education Higher , Education School, Justice and Human Rights, Language and Cultures, Lifestyle, Profiles, Projects, Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Social Development, Social Life, Social Ministry, SPCSA, Spirituality, The Regional, Vocation, Volunteering, Youth, Youth Groups


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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