Michael Rua, S.D.B., (Italian: Michele Rua) (9 June 1837 - 6 April 1910) was an Italian Catholic priest and social activist, a friend of St. John Bosco and co-founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He was the second Rector Major of the Salesians, and has been beatified by the Catholic Church.
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... Rua was beatified on 29 October 1972 by Pope Paul VI ... Pope declared The Salesian Family had its origin in Don Bosco, its continuity in Don Rua… He made the example of Don Bosco into a school, his Rule into a spirit, his holiness ...
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