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Vatican - Father Rossano Sala, SDB, appointed Special Secretary for Synod on Youth
21/11/2017.  Mumbai #N.8568
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society


(ANS - Vatican City) - Pope Francis has appointed a General Rapporteur and two Special Secretaries for the 2018 Synod, which is dedicated to young people: Cardinal Sergio Rocha, Archbishop of Brasilia; and Father Giacomo Costa, SJ, and Father Rossano Sala, SDB. The appointments took place at the end of the 16-17 November meeting of the Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops.. Read More

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Father Varkey Padamattume SDB, a veteran Salesian laid to rest
21/11/2017.  Mumbai #N.8567
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
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New Delhi: Father Varkey Padamattumel, the senior-most Salesian of Delhi province went to his eternal reward on 19th November 2017 at 3.15 pm. He had been in and out of the hospital since the month of September with the exception of few peaceful days. Most of this time excepting a couple of weeks was spent in the ICU. He had shown signs of improvement, but gradually his health deteriorated and he breathed his last on 19th November 2017 at the age of 84.. Read More

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Twenty Eight Cooperators professed in Tiruchy Province
20/11/2017.  Tiruchy #N.8564
Posted by Lawrence Britto Ashok, Tiruchy
News in Festivals, Rector Major, Salesian Family


Twenty Eight new Salesian Cooperators pronounced their personal apostolic promise in Tiruchy Province. . Read More

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College initiates colloquium between Catholic Varsities
18/11/2017.  Kolkata #N.8563
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education Higher


- A national colloquium held in Kolkata entitled ''Future of Christian Higher Education and Contemporary Transitions in India''initiated for the first time colloquium among Catholic Universities and expressed concern over alleged rise in ''subtle attempts'' to ''saffronise'' educational establishments in the country.. Read More

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College students help hills people with health camp
14/11/2017.  Kolkata #N.8559
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Lifestyle, Self Help Groups, Social Development, Social Life, Volunteering, Youth, Youth Groups


Sonada - In an unprecedented effort a group of college students in Darjeeling teamed up with a health care NGO from Siliguri to offer free health check up for the poor people, 11 November 2017.. Read More

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College Principal revives inter-faith meet in the hills
14/11/2017.  Kolkata #N.8558
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Evangelization, Religion, Social Life, Social Ministry, Spirituality


Darjeeling - A group of religious heads and accademicians have come togther to revive once active inter religious forum in Darjeeling Hills thanks to the efforts of Salesian College Principal Dr George Thadathil. The core team met at Ashyana, the residence of Darjeeling College Prof Irshad Ahmed, 11 November 2017. . Read More

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Salesians Exploring New Horizons and Growing
14/11/2017.  Mumbai #N.8556
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Rector Major Father Angel Fernandez Artime, the 10th successor of Don Bosco, met his Salesian fraternity of the Mumbai province - comprising of over 100 priests - on November 12, and reminded them that they are part of a ''great congregation'', which is forging ahead and ''opening new horizons'' is countries like Malaysia and Gambia. . Read More

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Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna celebrates its Diamond Jubilee
14/11/2017.  Mumbai #N.8554
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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When over 100 priests con-celebrate a Eucharistic celebration, which is presided over by the 10th successor of Saint Don Bosco, Rector Major Father Angel Fernandez Artime, and a choir of 50 brothers add their melodious touch to the service, you know that an important milestone is at hand. . Read More

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Don Bosco High School, Matunga celebrates its Platinum Jubilee
13/11/2017.  Mumbai #N.8555
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family, The Regional


'Dare to Dream' and they did! The students of Don Bosco High School, Matunga - numbering over 2000 - with their army of teachers put up a dream show for the Rector Major of the Salesians, Father Angel Fernandez Artime, the 10th successor of Don Bosco, when he joined them for the celebration of the school's 75th Platinum Jubilee celebrations; so much so that he said, '' It's for the first time in my Salesian life, that I am seeing an entire school coming on stage. Never before have I seen 2400 students on stage at one time. Congratulations! Congratulations!''. Read More

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Organic Gardening camp organised for Children
13/11/2017.  Tiruchy #N.8553
Posted by Ricopar Royan, Tiruchy
News in Ecology, Projects, Youth


The children of Don Bosco Eco Clubs at Don Bosco Thanjavur gathered on 4th-5th November, 2017, for a two day training programme and workshop on 'Organic Gardening.'. Read More

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