Sunday July 25 will be celebrated the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, by the initiative of Pope Francis. The Church of the whole world is in union with them by saying this prayer:

Pope Francis has dedicated the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, which is celebrated every Sunday as we approach the celebration of the feast of St. Anne and St. Joachim, this year is July 25 now it will be celebrated. The message of the Holy Father for this year is: “Here I am, I am always with you” (Mt 22, 20). There is a biblical basis for respecting the elderly and it is essential to restore the dignity of these Grand Parents for the well-being and development of our island ...

Pope Francis urged the Church around the world this May to pray with the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Covid-19 pandemic to end. This trial is an opportunity to witness our firm faith and nourish our hope through bodily and spiritual gestures of love to help others.

The man is afraid of death that Blessed Ramose Lucien Botovasoa, a lay Franciscan, accepted with joy. He said: “If my life saves a lot of people, don't hesitate to kill me!”. If we fully experience the perfect joy desired by Saint Francis of Assisi, which is a gift of the Holy Spirit, we can fight against evil, against temptation, against fear, against disease. Intervention of the Fransiscan Brothers

The fourth bishop of Tsiroanomandidy

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Gabriel Randrianantenaina bishop of the diocese of Tsiroanomadidy in the region of Bongolava. Four years ago, Mgr Gustavo Bombin Espino, former bishop of this diocese, was appointed bishop of Maintirano so the diocese in question did not have a bishop. The episcopal ordination took place on Sunday July 11, 2021 at the Public High School of the city Tsiroanomandidy.

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What kind of Salesians?

From February 16 to April 04 2020, The Salesian Congregation will hold the 28th General Chapter (GC 28) in Turin-Valdocco. This chapter presents 2 messages: the return to Valdocco, the Motherhouse of Salesian, after 62 years, the last was the CG18 and the general chapter which takes its title from a question: "What kind of Salesians for the youth of today?"

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Animated by hope

On December 29th, the official commentary of the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, on the Strenna 2021 "Moved by hope: 'Behold, I make all things new' (Rev 21, 5) was published in five languages: Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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