The congregation began work in Sri Lanka some 60 years ago. (UCAN)
Salesians in Sri Lanka sought their Indian confreres help to strengthen the congregation's work in the island nation at a meeting of the leaders of Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia (SPCSA) in Bangalore last week.
All the members of the SPCSA Council – the Regional Councillor Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga, eleven Provincials of the various provinces of India, the Superior of the Vice Province of Sri Lanka and the Secretary of SPCSA – were present for the August 21-22 meeting.
Father Joseph Almeida, the new Superior of the Vice Province of Sri Lanka, spoke about the Vice Province, its activities and the enormous scope and need for Salesian apostolate in the island nation.
He stressed the urgent need for more Salesian personnel from India to strengthen the work, which the congregation began over 60 years ago.
Father Maria Arokiam Kanaka inaugurated the meeting with a brief inaugural message. The Council discussed various important matters concerning the region during the two-day programme.
Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore led the mass on the conluding day. On the occasion of the Bicentenary of the Birth of Don Bosco, he thanked God for the gift of Don Bosco to the Church and the world.
Source: Salesians India website