EAO Regional, Hua Hin Thailand, 9 November 2022 -- "Today, in Hua Hin, the Delegates for Social Communication of EAO provinces began their annual Regional Meeting. It is a joy for me to invite you to share the joy of our celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the setting up of our 'Australasia news' (November 9, 1997-2022) based now on the Boscolink website.
We give thanks to all who contributed to this unique communication service in the Congregation. For the years leading to the first quarter of the 21st century, many confreres, friends, members of the Salesian Family have shared their news, photos and stories regarding their living of the Salesian Charism in their respective countries and provinces or delegations.
We are proud of the far-sighted vision of the Salesian pioneers in this area which is becoming more and more important and relevant for the Salesian World of today. And we are also heartily grateful for those who have contributed articles, news, and photos at the very quick speed.
The 'Bosco.link' website and its archive contain living testimonies for the good and the fruits brought out by the Salesian family in this large region which covers the East-Asia Oceania: formation, missions, celebrations of Salesian events, oratories, condolences for the passing away of our dear confreres and great Salesian cooperators. It is the convincing evidence of the Salesian spirituality which has been inculturated in different cultures and geographical regions.
May all the EAO provinces continue to make this website as the channel for information, communion and tools for evangelization to the Salesian World for the next twenty five years."
Exactly 25 years ago in one of the first East Asia - Oceania meetings of Social Communication delegates with their Provincials (Batulao, Philippines - FIN province) the need and idea of AustraLasia emerged and the EAO regional news service was born. AustraLasia reaches daily some more than 1500 subscribed Salesian Family members and is feeding the ANS (SDB central news agency) and many others.
EAO Regional Councilor
Fr. Joseph Nguyen Thinh Phuoc, SDB