Salesians of Don Bosco

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Society of Saint Francis de Sales
Latin: Societas Sancti Francisci Salesii
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AbbreviationSDB
NicknameSalesians of Don Bosco
FormationDec 18,1859; 162 years ago (Dec 18,1859)
FounderJohn Bosco
Founded atValdocco, Turin
TypeClerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right
HeadquartersRome, Italy
Membership (2000)
14,767 (9,847 priests)[1]
Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB
Vicar of the Rector Major
Francesco Cereda, SDB
Websitesdb.org/en

The Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), formally known as the Society of Saint Francis de Sales (Latin: Societas Sancti Francisci Salesii), is a religious congregation of men in the Catholic Church, it’s founded in the late 19th century by Italian priest Saint Don Bosco to help poor children during the Industrial Revolution. The congregation was named after Saint Francis de Sales, a 17th-century bishop of Geneva.

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  1. https://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/ diocese/dqsdb.html