(ANS – Rome) – In view of the 28th General Chapter of the Congregation, the Salesians of Don Bosco convene a Press Conference to illustrate the different realities in which they operate throughout the world and what the strengths and challenges, new opportunities and risks for the Congregation in today’s social and ecclesial context are. The invitation to journalists and media is for Thursday 23 January, 11:00 am, at the Salesian Central Office, “Sacro Cuore” house, in Rome.
Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB, Rector Major of the Salesian Congregation, will speak at length about what missionaries do in various parts of the world and in different religious, social and cultural contexts.
He will also be joined by Salesian cardinal Cristóbal López Romero, archbishop of Rabat (Morocco), who shall offer his views and specific knowledge on the work of the sons of Don Bosco in the Muslim context, as well as in Latin America, where he has served as a missionary, and in Spain, his country of origin.
On this same occasion, the objectives and expectations of the 28th General Chapter (GC28) of the Congregation, scheduled in Turin from 16 February to 4 April 2020, will also be illustrated, its theme: “Which Salesians for today’s young people?”. Fr Stefano Vanoli, Regulator of the GC28, will be present.
The press conference will be moderated by Fr Giuseppe Costa, Salesian, journalist, former director of the Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV), the Vatican Publishing House.
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