Mission News

Thanks to a program initiated by a Salesian graduate in Chennai, girls have the opportunity to stay in school
Salesian Graduate “Pays it Forward”

Deepu was alarmed. Throughout his home state of Chennai, India, children were dropping out of school due to pandemic-related restrictions and their inability to learn from home. And then a lightbulb went off—one that promises to illuminate the path forward for dozens of disadvantaged students....

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Salesian missionaries provide the skills, and more importantly the physical tools, needed for women in Nigeria to succeed in business
Tooling up for Brighter Futures in Nigeria

How do you prepare young girls to grow up to be self-sufficient adults? By teaching them marketable skills, inspiring them with an entrepreneurial spirit, and providing the tools they need to succeed. In Nigeria, a new Salesian-led program is doing just that, thanks to support from our generous...

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Salesian missionaries continue to educate some of the country’s most disadvantaged youth
Youth Gain Skills to Ensure Employment

For the second year in a row, millions of students around the world face uncertainty about their studies—and parents and teachers alike worry about the ongoing negative impacts of another disrupted school year. Not so in Samoa, where our Salesian missionaries continue to educate some of the...

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At the Abobo Health Clinic in Ethiopia and more than 150 other Salesian-run medical clinics, our missionaries provide critical health services to those who otherwise couldn’t access or afford it.
Supporting Critical Needs in Poor Communities

At more than 150 Salesian-run medical clinics, our missionaries provide critical health services to those who otherwise couldn’t access or afford it in some of the most rural regions around the world. They are on a mission to ensure that every person has equal access to medical care and lives in...

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Press Releases

UGANDA: Refugee youth receive educational sponsorship thanks in part to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Salesians in Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp offer educational sponsorship to refugee children thanks in part to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 21, 2021) Salesian missionaries living and working at Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp in Uganda are able to provide...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing humanitarian aid and social programs

This year’s theme is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 21, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in recognizing the International Day of...

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SOUTH SUDAN: Food aid at camp for internally displaced persons provided through Salesian Missions funding

Funding from Salesian Missions provides food aid to 230 vulnerable women and children at Don Bosco Gumbo camp. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 15, 2021) Salesian missionaries at the Don Bosco Gumbo camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Juba, South Sudan, were able to provide food, hygiene products...

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NAMIBIA: Donor funding from Salesian Missions provides nutritional support for 123 children

Hand sanitizer and blankets also provided to children and families. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 13, 2021) Top of Form Salesian missionaries in Rundu, Namibia, were able to feed vulnerable children who are part of the Don Bosco pre-school and parents thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the...

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News Coverage

(National Catholic Register/CNA) SOUTH SUDAN: “Even our schools have become refugee camps”

National Catholic Reporter article about Pope Francis’ call for peace in South Sudan includes interviews with Salesian missionaries working on the front lines of ethnic and religious conflict. WAU, South Sudan (May 5, 2019) Excerpt: “During the crises, it is the Church that people look to for a...

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(Crux/Catholic News Agency) The pilot bishop of the South Pacific

GIZO, Solomon Islands Jan. 8, 2019 Known as the “flying bishop” of Solomon Islands, Bishop Luciano Capelli visits Catholics across dozens of islands by piloting a small airplane he also uses to deliver food and medicine. Capelli, an Italian, was a Salesian missionary in the Philippines for 35...

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(Catholic News Service) Pope says priests must be “men of joy” and says St. Bosco is “best” example

VATICAN CITY Jan. 31, 2019 (Excerpt) A priest must be able to see the people around him as his children, as brothers and sisters, and must be willing to risk everything for them out of love, Pope Francis said in his morning homily. In fact, the best example of this kind of priest is St.Read more...

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Salesian Priest Kidnapped in Yemen Details Ordeal in New Rochelle Talk

NEW ROCHELLE, NY Sept. 12, 2018 (Excerpt) A chaplain to the Missionaries of Charity Sisters in Yemen at that time who was also serving Catholics there on a religious visa, Father Uzhunnalil, now 60, was abducted March 4, 2016, after a group of gunmen barged into the care home for the elderly run by...

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