(Crux) Papal aide sees whole drama of trafficking in one Sierra Leone woman

June 19, 2020 (Excerpt) In his famed poem “Auguries of Innocence,” William Blake spoke of seeing “a world in a grain of sand.” In a sense, that’s what Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny sees in the death of a 23-year-old woman from AIDS in Sierra Leone last week – both the tragedy, but...

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(Asia News) Salesians and volunteers at the Don Bosco Technical School in Phnom Penh

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia June 1, 2020 (Excerpt) As one Cambodia’s foremost professional schools, the Don Bosco Technical School has been recognised by the government as a model educational facility. With branches in Sianoukville, Poipet, and Battambang, the school provides thousands of young people...

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(The Union Journal) The curse of the witch children

May 30, 2020 (Excerpt) They play, run, jump, play, get on the swings and do stunts on each railing they find in their path. Like any other child his age. Are the children sorcier or sorcerer children who reside in the Don Bosco home of the Salesian Missions of Togo and, although now they canRead...

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(Catholic News Agency) Salesians in Bogota aid poor families hard hit by COVID lockdown

BOGOTA, Colombia May 28, 2020 (Excerpt) Salesian ministries in Bogota, Colombia, have joined forces to feed the families of the children and young people they serve at the Saint Francis de Sales Oratory youth center, which they run in the poor, crime ridden Las Cruces neighborhood. See the full...

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(Vatican News) Pope grateful to Salesians for formation received as boy

ROME May 25, 2020 (Excerpt) Perhaps it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Jesuit Pope also has Salesian roots. Pope Francis hinted at this on Sunday, May 24, the feast of Mary Help of Christians, which is an important Salesian feast. “Today, on the day of Mary Help of Christians, I address an...

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(Catholic San Francisco/Catholic News Agency) First bishop known to die of coronavirus was missionary in Ethiopia

March 25, 2020 (Excerpt) The Italian bishop of a missionary region of Ethiopia is the first Catholic bishop known to have died of the global coronavirus pandemic. He died March 25. Bishop Angelo Moreschi, 67, was the leader of Ethiopia’s Apostolic Vicariate of Gambella, a missionary region of...

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(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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(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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