【慈幼通訊社 ─ 2020 年 02月 18 日28屆全代會都靈華道角訊】 ─ 我們於早上6:45開始祈禱。大會成員分為兩個語言組別進行祈禱。英語組別在聖母進教之佑堂區聖堂（稱為「分堂」，有別於聖母進教之佑大殿，卻是位於聖母進教之佑大殿前方廣場的右邊）進行晨禱、默想及感恩聖祭。這就是鮑思高神父在取得畢納地棚舍之前，聚集小孩的最後一個地方。這裡也是慈幼會修女在都靈的第一所會院。
Ivo Coelho神父為英語組別主持感恩聖祭。他作出了有關福音（谷8:11-13）美妙的反省，這裡提及耶穌拒絕向這尋求徵兆的世代發顯徵兆。Coelho神父反省了這有關徵兆的篇章，並將之串連到一個似乎出現在面前的徵兆：我們返回華道角舉行大會，而慈幼會總部則已搬到（耶穌）聖心堂(Sacro Cuore)。這些是什麼徵兆？就是我們從沒這麼靠近鮑思高神父所建設的地方。我們的時代，要求慈幼會士返回鮑思高神父處 ─ 這是上兩次全代會（GC26及27）所作出的反省。
大會成員聚集於大會會場。整天都在聆聽總會長及其議會的報告。總部議員發表所屬部門或地區的報告：副總會長、培育部、青年牧民部、社會傳播部、傳教部、慈幼家庭秘書處、非洲 ─ 馬達加斯加區、拉丁美洲區（南錐體）、南亞區、地中海區及東亞澳區。（明天，我們將聽到中北歐區及中美區，以及總財務長、總秘書長、聖人列品案慈幼會代理人、慈幼宗座大學及慈幼會歷史學院的報告。）
Speak less about God – speak more with God!
(ANS – GC28–Valdocco, Turin, 18 February 2020) — We began with prayers at 6:45 in the morning. The Chapter members were divided into language groups for the prayers. The English Language Group gathered for Lauds, Meditation and Eucharist at the Parish Church of Mary Help of Christians (known as the “Succursale,” which is apart from the Basilica, but right at the Piazza Maria Ausiliatrice which is in front of the Basilica. This was the spot where Don Bosco used to gather the boys, among the last places before he got the Pinardi shed. This was also the first house of the Salesian Sisters in Turin.
Fr Ivo Coelho celebrated the Eucharist with the English Language Group. He gave a beautiful reflection on the Gospel reading (Mark 8:11-13), where Jesus refuses to give a sign to the generation that was seeking a sign. Fr Coelho reflects on this discourse on the sign and he relates this to signs that seem to come to the fore: that our present Chapter has returned to Valdocco, and that the Salesian Generalate has moved to Sacro Cuore. What are these signs? That we are brought closer than ever to what Don Bosco himself built. Our times ask us Salesians to return to Don Bosco – a reflection made in the last two Chapters (26 and 27).
The Chapter members gathered in the Aula Magna. The whole day was spent in listening to the Rector Major’s Report on the State of the Congregation. The General Councillors shared in giving the report related to the department or region under their care: the Vicar of the Rector Major, the Departments of Formation, Youth Ministry, Social Communication, Missions, the Secretariat of the Salesian Family, the Regions of Africa-Madagascar, Latin America (Southern Cone), South Asia, Mediterranean and East Asia-Oceania. (Tomorrow, we have yet to hear about Central and Northern Europe and Interamerica, as well as from the Economer General, the Secretary General, the Postulator for the Causes of Saints, the Salesian Pontifical University, and the Salesian Historical Institute.)
The long day was concluded with Evening Prayers and the Good Night Talk by His Eminence Cristobal Cardinal Lopez Romero, SDB, Archbishop of Rabat (Morocco). Cardinal Lopez was grateful for having been invited by the Rector Major to address the Chapter members especially since he misses the Congregation very much. He shared about his experiences in Rabat, a place where Christians are the minority, in the midst of a people predominantly Moslem. He ended his Good Night Talk with these beautiful words: “A phrase which I often tell journalists when they ask about inter-religious dialogue, about the relationship with Muslims: ‘Speak less about Muslims and speak more with Muslims,’ for people say many things about Moslems without having ever talked with them … Let us translate this as Salesians: ‘Let us speak less about young people; speak more with the young people.’ Let us translate this as Christians: ‘Speak less about God; speak more with God.’ Good night.”