BIS #5880 GC28 FROM 16 FEBRUARY-04 APRIL 2020

by BISMumbai with ANSRoma

The XXVIII General Chapter (GC28) of the Society of St. Francis deSales on “What kind/type of Salesians for the young people of today?" is due to begin on Sunday 16 February, and end on Saturday 04 April, with over 240 Capitulars, at the Salesians of Don Bosco Mother House in Turin-Valdocco.

The General Chapter is for Salesians, the main sign of the unity of the Congregation in its multiple diversity, in fraternal communion, carrying out community reflection. It is the body that holds the supreme authority in the Society.

The inaugural Eucharist is at 18:30 (UTC +1) on Sunday 16 February, in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians-Turin, and will be broadcast live on the ANS Facebook page and on the website In the first week, the Chapter’s work will focus mainly on listening to, and reflecting on the reports of the Rector Major and his Council on the state of the Congregation, within an atmosphere of discernment.

The official GC28 Opening Ceremony scheduled for the morning of Saturday 22 February, will also be broadcast live. In the following weeks, all those who cannot physically be present in Valdocco will be able to receive constant updates thanks to the vast communication apparatus set up by the Social Communication Department to publish and broadcast on:::

- ANS website for daily reports Newsletter subscription suggested.

- for official documents, reports and photos

- ANS (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and ANSChannel on YouTube.

Mumbai Salesians' Provincial Father Savio Silveira will represent the Salesian Province of St. Francis Xavier Bombay (INB) alongwith the 02 officially elected delegates, Father Adolph Furtado and Father Anthony Pinto. BISMumbai will endeavour to provide pertinent info during the GC 28.