SECTIONSNEWS Vatican – The cause of martyrdom of Fr Elia Comini, SDB, proceeds

(ANS – Vatican City) – On Tuesday, 25 February 2020, the historical Consultors of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints expressed a positive opinion on the Positio super martyrio of the Salesian priest Fr Elia Comini (1910-1944): Positio drawn up after, on February 22, 2019, the same Congregation had granted that this Cause, which started super virtutibus, could indeed be…

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Italy – GC28, “Chapter Inside”: interview with the Rector Major, Fr Á.F. Artime

(ANS – Turin) – The choice of Valdocco as the venue for the GC28, the expectations for this chapter, the role of young people and lay people, the sense of frontier presence… There is all this and more in the video interview to the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, which opens the ANS column “Chapter Inside”, on…

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Italy – Don Bosco’s best known and most used photograph: “Don Bosco in an armchair”

Turin, Italy – 1880 – The photograph that we propose is a work of art by the photographer Michele Schemboche, portraying Don Bosco seated in an armchair, taken in Turin in 1880. It is interesting to note that this image was the best known and most used throughout history and probably corresponds to the most…

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