CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Don Bosco relic for Macau

MACAU (UCAN): One of seven containers containing relics of St. John Bosco is to remain in Macau permanently. The relics are part of a six-year world tour that ran from 2009 to 2015, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Salesian founder’s birth.

A casket containing bones from Don Bosco’s right hand was displayed in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan in 2011 as part of the tour.

Father Lanfranco Fedrigotti, the provincial of the China Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco, said that a relic from that casket is returning to stay in Macau.

The relic is likely to be housed in the mother house of the China Province and of the East Asia Oceanic Region, at the Instituto Salesiano Macau, a Salesian-run school.

St. Louis Versiglia, an Italian Salesian priest, who along with five companions, was martyred in China in 1906, founded the school.

Nelson Wong, president of the alumni association of Instituto Salesiano, said the whole Salesian family in Macau is really excited.


“We hope the school building expansion project can be completed as soon as possible and provide a suitable space for the relic, so that we can stay close and honour Don Bosco,” Wong said.

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