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The Installation of Fr. Antony Joseph as the Fourth Provincial of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy

February 07, 2017
The Installation of Fr. Anthony Joseph SDB as the new Provincial of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy was held on 4 February 2017 at Don Bosco, Maniknadam. Rev. Fr. Maria Arokiam, the Regional Superior presided over the Eucharist, read the official letter of the Rector Major and installed the New Provincial. The Regional Superior expressed his thanks on behalf of the Rector Major for the availability and acceptance of Fr. Antony Joseph to take up leadership. The Former Provincials of INT and INM, Provincials, Vice Provincials and Economers from Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and about 90 Salesians other religious were present for the function. The New Provincial during the felicitation thanked the Rector Major and the General Council for their trust and confidence in him. He thanked the Regional for his collaboration, support and encouragement and for his presence for the event. He expressed a sincere thanks to Fr. Albert Johnson the outgoing Provincial for his animation and guidance of the province in the past six years. He made a mention that Fr. Albert had brought in a systematic way of animating the province, venturing into innovative ministries, and working on the self sustainability of each community, giving a special focus and thrust on the Ongoing Formation of Salesians. The whole province expressed its gratitude and appreciation to Fr. Johnson. Fr. Antony Joseph, the new Provincial invited the whole province, the Salesian family and all the collaborators, with his maxim ‘TOGETHER AS A FAMILY WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.’