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SYRIA: Damascus Hospital operated by Salesian Sisters supported by “Open Hospital” project

By at March 7, 2019 | 12:00 pm

SYRIA: Damascus Hospital operated by Salesian Sisters supported by “Open Hospital” project

(MissionNewswire) An Italian hospital in Damascus, which was founded in 1913 and is run by the Salesian Sisters, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, is currently being supported by the “Open Hospitals” project. According to a recent Crux article, The Syrian “Open Hospitals” project was launched by the AVSI Foundation in 2016 in partnership with the Gemelli more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Syria

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries visit remote villages of Sahnpa and Zeah after more than a year

By at March 7, 2019 | 8:11 am

LIBERIA: Salesian missionaries visit remote villages of Sahnpa and Zeah after more than a year

(MissionNewswire) Located far within the Liberian forest, the Salesian mission in the district of Tappita in Nimba County, Liberia, was restarted in 2018 after years of forced absence. Just a few weeks ago, Salesian missionaries were able to visit the villages of Sahnpa and Zeah for the first time after more than a year. “Last year, the rains started early and so they more...

ANS , Liberia , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Bishop Luciano Capelli flies across dozens of islands bringing food and medicine to those in need

By at March 5, 2019 | 9:01 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Bishop Luciano Capelli flies across dozens of islands bringing food and medicine to those in need

(MissionNewswire) Italian Bishop Luciano Capelli visits Catholics across dozens of islands in the small airplane he pilots to deliver food and medicine, according to a Crux article. Locally, he is known as the “flying bishop” of the Solomon Islands, a nation of nearly 1,000 islands in Oceania. According to the article, Bishop Capelli was a Salesian missionary in more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Solomon Islands

TOGO: Spanish Solidaridad Don Bosco completes project supporting the Salesian-run Mother Margherita House in Lomé

By at March 3, 2019 | 2:19 pm

TOGO: Spanish Solidaridad Don Bosco completes project supporting the Salesian-run Mother Margherita House in Lomé

(MissionNewswire) The Spanish Salesian-run Solidaridad Don Bosco has been supporting ongoing projects in Togo. The organization launched a project in January 2018 focused on providing support and assistance to children at risk of social exclusion. The project, which was recently completed, provided upgrades and support to the Salesian-run Mother Margherita House in more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Togo

PHILIPPINES: Salesian missionaries provide education and social programs at three missions on island of Mindanao

By at March 3, 2019 | 8:54 am

PHILIPPINES: Salesian missionaries provide education and social programs at three missions on island of Mindanao

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working with poor youth and their families on the island of Mindanao, a southern Philippine Island, since 1991. They operate three separate Salesian missions in the region: Don Bosco Mati that includes  the Sacred Heart parish, vocational training center and high school; Don Bosco Dacudao that includes the parish of Mary more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Philippines

ARGENTINA: Salesian Blessed Artemide Zatti Province of Northern Argentina solidarity project aims to support local Salesian centers in the region

By at February 28, 2019 | 2:01 pm

ARGENTINA: Salesian Blessed Artemide Zatti Province of Northern Argentina solidarity project aims to support local Salesian centers in the region

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian “Amarrando Redes de Solidaridad” (tying solidarity networks) project, carried out by the Salesian Planning and Development Office of the Blessed Artemide Zatti Province of Northern Argentina, is heading into its ninth year. The objective of the project is to promote mutual collaboration among the various Salesian houses that belong to more...

ANS , Argentina , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

UNITED STATES: Salesian students from St. Francis High School volunteered at Salesian Center in Tijuana

By at February 28, 2019 | 10:23 am

UNITED STATES: Salesian students from St. Francis High School volunteered at Salesian Center in Tijuana

(MissionNewswire) Twelve students from St. Francis High School, located in Watsonville, California, accompanied by two teachers and the delegate for the Salesian mission, spent a few days volunteering at the Salesian Center in Tijuana, Mexico. Salesian Brother Gustavo Murillo welcomed them to Tijuana, guiding them in various activities including fundraising, cleaning the more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , United States

EAST TIMOR: Two Australian volunteers are working in Los Palos and Dili as part of the Cagliero Project

By at February 28, 2019 | 10:03 am

EAST TIMOR: Two Australian volunteers are working in Los Palos and Dili as part of the Cagliero Project

(MissionNewswire) Two Australian volunteers, Keith Collins from Perth and Alasdair O'Brien from Melbourne, have arrived in East Timor as part of the Cagliero Project, the Salesian missionary voluntary program of the Australian Province. The two are the first volunteers from the project to be in East Timor thanks to an invitation less than a year ago from Father more...

ANS , East Timor , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PARAGUAY: Salesian students from the María Auxiliadora Salesian Technical School hold protest to ask government for funding to support teachers

By at February 27, 2019 | 12:15 pm

PARAGUAY: Salesian students from the María Auxiliadora Salesian Technical School hold protest to ask government for funding to support teachers

(MissionNewswire) In recent years, students in Paraguay have protested on various occasions to demand an improvement in education. Salesian missionaries working in Paraguay are not strangers to this issue. Recently students from the María Auxiliadora Salesian Technical School, located in Minga Guazú, a city and district of the Alto Paraná Department in Paraguay, have more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Paraguay

SIERRA LEONE: Former Salesian student presented the documentary “Love” to President of Malta and told her story of support from Don Bosco Fambul

By at February 24, 2019 | 12:05 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Former Salesian student presented the documentary “Love” to President of Malta and told her story of support from Don Bosco Fambul

(MissionNewswire) During a “Lost in Migration” conference that took place in Valleta, Malta, a delegation of seven people from several Salesian provinces were received by the President of Malta, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. The Salesian delegation was given the opportunity to explain Salesian programming in various countries around the globe, including helping more...

ANS , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sierra Leone