PAKISTAN – THE ECONOMER GENERAL JEAN PAUL MULLER VISITS THE SALESIAN PRESENCES OF THE COUNTRY
From 1st to 3rd September, Salesian coadjutor Jean Paul Muller, SDB, the Economer General of the Salesian Congregation, visited the Salesian presences in Pakistan. They were intense days in which Bro. Jean Paul Muller made the closeness of the Congregation and the vitality of Don Bosco's charism felt. In a very family-like atmosphere, in which he also shared various moments in the lives of the numerous young guests of the local boarding school, he had meetings with the Salesian community, with the staff, teachers and trainers, with the boys and girls of the school, and with the students of the Technical Centre. The Economer General visited the mechanics, welding, carpentry and computer workshops, the electrician courses and the refrigeration technology workshop. Bro. Muller also had a long meeting with the Salesian Family groups present in Lahore: Salesian Cooperators, Past Pupils and the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA). Another very intense moment was the visit to the tomb of former pupil Akash Bashir who, in 2015, sacrificed his life to foil a suicide bomb attack in the parish of St. John of Youhanabad, on the outskirts of Lahore. The visit to the grave was followed by a very intimate and touching moment with the family of Akash. Bro. Muller's advice and guidance will prove very valuable in serving better the thousands of young people who daily attend the Salesian centre in Lahore.