Rome: In 1877 Don Bosco thought about printing a publication that was destined to last over time. “It has been decided to print a Bulletin which will be like a newspaper of the Congregation, because there are many things to be communicated.
It will be a regular bulletin, a link between Cooperators and Salesians.” Following in the footsteps of the founder, the directors of the Salesian Bulletin around the world participated in a special meeting which concluded in the presence of the Rector Major Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, and the Councillor for social communication, Fr Filiberto Gonzalez.
Forty-three Directors and collaborators of the Salesian Bulletin took part “The Salesian Bulletin stems from our charism and is in function of the Salesian mission. It is not a magazine like the others in the Congregation, It is the magazine of Don Bosco, of the Rector Majors, through which they keep in touch with the Salesian family, on behalf young people,” said Fr González. Fr Leonardo Sánchez, Director of the Bulletin of Spain, said: “I am convinced that through this meeting of the directors of the Salesian Bulletin we are strengthened in our communion and identity as communicators.
We have faced new challenges such as the digital world, our recipients, the manual of style, the editorial practices of the team of the Bulletin and our institutional identity. This will help us in the coming years to be more effective and to create synergies of communication.” The Rector Major praised the work done by the directors of the Bulletin and urged them to consider their work as part of the “charismatic identity and fidelity to Don Bosco”. Then he mentioned the challenge of publishing a Bulletin in the digital era, and above all, a Bulletin that reaches more people.
He went on to say that we have the ability to meet this challenge and a responsibility to communicate to the world the message of the Salesian Congregation.” Finally he asked the participants to “treat with the utmost attention the message of the Salesian Bulletin”. Abba Lijo Vadakkan has participated in the meeting representing the province of AET from Ethiopia.