Posts Tagged ‘Salesian’

Pedophile priest appointment shocks Caritas NZ

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Caritas New Zealand is shocked and deeply saddened to learn a convicted child abuser Luk Delft, (pictured), a Belgian Salesian priest, was appointed as the Country Director for Caritas Central African Republic (CAR). Caritas NZ has written to Caritas Internationalis expressing its deep concerns and asking how this was able to happen. “We have sought Read more

Kidnapped Catholic priest rescued

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

A Catholic priest who was kidnapped by militants 18 months ago in Yemen has been rescued. Fr Tom Uzhunnalil was freed on Tuesday. He is staying with a Salesian community in Rome for a few days before going home to India. He met Pope Francis on Thursday morning. At the meeting Francis embraced and encouraged Read more

Walk around Savai’i raises $135,000

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The principal of Don Bosco High School and Vocational centre in Salelologa, Samoa, Fr. Mosese Tui and two Catholic volunteer teachers, Catherine Lutvey and Declan Crowe, have raised $135,000 by walking 182 kilometres around the island of Savai’i. Catherine said Mosese was concerned that many students were missing out on an education due to poor Read more

Israeli wall will affect Salesian school and winery

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The United States Catholic bishops have joined the bishops of the Holy Land in condemning the Israeli government’s plans to re-route its separation wall through the Cremisan Valley, near Bethlehem, in a way that will cut 58 Christian families off from their agricultural and recreational lands. The proposed route of the Israeli wall will also Read more

New Don Bosco Technical College in Samoa

Friday, June 10th, 2011

A new Don Bosco Technical College campus has been opened at Salelologa, in Savai’i, Samoa. The new compound  consists of eight classrooms, a computer lab and a workshop. Unlike the Don Bosco Technical Center in Apia, the school teaches trades and high school subjects in Year 9 and Year 10. The school also educates both males Read more

Dutch Salesian leader “on leave”

Friday, May 27th, 2011

The head of the Dutch Salesian order, Father Herman Spronck, has been placed on “administrative leave” for his part in a Dutch Catholic pedophile scandal. Over the weekend, Spronck, known as the Delegate, said that sexual relationships between children and adults were not always damaging. “Formally I always say that everyone must obey the law. But Read more

Suspended Dutch Salesian priest member of pedophile promotion group

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Herman Poronck, head of the Dutch Salesian order of priests, confirmed on Saturday that a Salesian priest served on the board of an organisation that promotes pedophilia. Widely reviled, but not outlawed, the “Martijn” association advocates the acceptance of pedophilia and the legalisation of sexual relationships between adults and children. According to RTL Nieuws, which broke the Read more