Salesians

Thumbnail armenian soldier A lesson about life in a global Church

By any measure, Father Vladimír Fekete, the Catholic Church’s apostolic prefect of Azerbaijan, has a tough gig. He’s the head of an...

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Thumbnail screenshot from the parade for st john bosco cna A street party for Don Bosco – 15,000 turn up to celebrate saint in Lima

More than 15,000 members of the Salesian Family turned out August 9 on the streets of Lima, Peru, as part of the celebration of Bicentennial of the...

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For Fr. Domenico Ricca, chaplain of the Ferrante Aporti juvenile prison in Turin, this weekend’s visit from Pope Francis was a dream come true. “I...

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Thumbnail 20170914t0926 11450 cns pope father tom Father Tom thanks the world for their prayers

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, the Salesian missionary released this week after 18 months of captivity, thanked Saturday all those who have prayed and made...

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Thumbnail fr tom uzhunnalil credit ans agenzia info salesiana cna Father Tom Uzhunalill has been released, is headed back to India

After more than 18 months of questions and uncertainty regarding the fate of Fr Tom Uzhunnalil following his abduction by militants in Yemen, the...

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Thumbnail church of national gratitude in chile courtesy of the archbishop of santiago via aci prensa cna Firebomb is latest in series of attacks against iconic Chilean church

A religious congregation voiced sorrow and called for greater respect for faith after the iconic Church of National Gratitude in Santiago de Chile...

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Thumbnail father tom uzhunnalil meets with pope francis in vatican city on sept 13 2017 credit losservatore romano cna Fr. Tom to Pope Francis: I offered my suffering for you and the Church

Just one day after being released from 18 months of captivity, Indian priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil shared an emotional meeting with Pope Francis,...

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Thumbnail margaret bosco public domain cna Have you heard of Venerable 'Mama Bosco'?

Turin, Italy, Jul 14, 2017 / 11:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While St. John Bosco is a beloved saint among Catholics, many do not know that his mother,...

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Thumbnail bullets in childs hand child soldiers credit kirill vasilev shutterstock cna How Colombia's child soldiers are trying to begin again

Rome, Italy, Feb 7, 2017 / 06:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Colombia is the only country in the Americas where child soldiers can still be found. Despite...

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Thumbnail fr tom uzhunnalil  credit ans agenzia info salesiana cna 3 29 16 India's bishops push government to help find Fr Tom

After the circulation of rumors claiming Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was tortured and crucified on Good Friday, the Indian bishops have written to the...

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Thumbnail fr tom uzhunnalil credit ans agenzia notizie salesiane salesian news agency 1 India's foreign minister reassures bishops that Father Tom is alive

After rampant rumors spread of the crucifixion of kidnapped priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, an Indian government official told the nation's bishops...

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Thumbnail fr tom uzhunnalil credit ans agenzia info salesiana cna Kidnapped Indian priest pleads for help in new video

Vatican City, May 9, 2017 / 05:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fourteen months after his kidnapping in March 2016, Salesian priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil has...

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Thumbnail chalice credit  mazur catholicnewsorguk cna 3 8 16 Priest still missing after Yemen attack that killed 4 nuns

Despite a lack of news and the prospect of difficult negotiations ahead, the Salesians remain hopeful that their priest kidnapped in Yemen last...

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Thumbnail the tomb of st bosco in the basilica di maria ausiliatrice at the salesian centre in valdocco complex turin italy may 11 credit bohumil petrik cna 5 11 15 Salesians eager to recover relic of St John Bosco's brain

Turin, Italy, Jun 7, 2017 / 03:01 am (Church Pop).- Police in Italy are investigating the missing relic of the brain of St. John Bosco, which was...

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Thumbnail fr tom uzhunnalil  credit ans agenzia info salesiana cna 3 29 16 Salesians in India hold prayer vigil for release of Fr. Tom

Vatican City, Jan 4, 2017 / 09:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Salesians in the Bangalore province of India held a prayer vigil Jan. 4 for the release of...

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Thumbnail reliquiadonbosco Stolen relic of St John Bosco's brain recovered

Turin, Italy, Jun 16, 2017 / 10:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A relic of St. John Bosco, which had been stolen from an Italian basilica two weeks ago,...

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Thumbnail pope francis celebrates the beatification mass of pope paul vi in st peters square on oct 19 2014 credit lauren cater cna 5 cna 10 20 14 Surgeon and father among sainthood causes moving forward

Vatican City, Feb 27, 2017 / 11:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis recognized on Monday the heroic virtue of eight persons on the path to...

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Thumbnail first lady melania trump presents the international women of courage award to sister carolin tahhan fachakh of syria credit us state department courtesy of the us embassy to the holy see cna Syrian nun awarded by US will back any leader who brings peace

Rome, Italy, Apr 15, 2017 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the conflict in Syria rages on, a Salesian nun honored by the White House as a “Woman of...

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