AMERICA/BOLIVIA - The history of the Salesians in Bolivia in the biography of the missionary Tito Solari

Thursday, 28 January 2016 missionary animation   bishops   evangelization  

Cochabamba (Agenzia Fides) - In the days of preparation for the feast of Don Bosco, on January 31, in Bolivia the great contribution of the Salesian missionaries to the country, including His Exc. Mgr. Tito Solari Capellari, S.D.B., Archbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba is remembered. Mgr. Tito Solari, an Italian missionary, arrived in the Andean country in the seventies.
Superior of the Salesian community in Bolivia, was Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz (1986) and Archbishop of Cochabamba (1999-2014), one of the most troubled and active dioceses of the Church in Bolivia.
In a historical period for Bolivia, the history of this mission is also the history of the Salesian community in the country. The experiences of this pastoral and missionary disciple of Don Bosco were published in the biographical book "Tito Solari force of humility. The story of a shepherd" (A. Beramendi, Editorial kipus), a book that last December sparked comments across the country because of the clarity and transparency of the story, especially in the events in which the Bishop defends the cause of the weak and where Fides reported the intervention of Mgr. Solari as decisive (see Fides 27/06/2013). The author not only tells the story of Tito Solari, but also presents the testimony of Mgr. Genaro Prata, another Salesian Bishop in Cochabamba. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 28/01/2016)