The Basilica di San Calimero is a church in Milan, northern Italy. Its name refers to Saint Calimerius (died 190 AD), an early bishop of the city. It dates from the 5th century but was almost completely rebuilt in 1882 by the architect Angelo Colla in an attempt to restore it to the "original" medieval structure.What remains of the ancient church include: the 16th century crypt, with a noble frescoed vault by the Fiammenghini; a small fresco with the Madonna and Two Female Saints (15th century, attributed to Cristoforo Moretti) in the apse; a Crucifixion by Il Cerano, and a noteworthy Nativity by Marco d'Oggiono. Other medieval frescoes are in the annexed sacristy.The crypt also houses Calimerius' relics and a pit located in the same place in which the former's bones were found in the water
The diocese was granted a tomos of autonomy in 1984 from Archbishop Auxentios in order to pursue missionary work among the non-Orthodox people of the West. The title of the Synod at this time was the Metropolia of Western Europe. After the transference of its first Chief Hierarch, Metropolitan Gabriel of Portugal, to the autocephalous Church of Poland, Bishop Evloghios of Milan was chosen as second Chief Hierarch and elevated to the rank of metropolitan. As you can see from the photographs, the position of Metropolitan Evloghios, despite being traditionally Orthodox. He was never and is not now, intransigent towards other Orthodox Churches and never denied the presence of grace in the sacraments of the Church considered official. The Holy Synod of Milan, never conformed to the strict rules of the ultra-orthodox and uncompromising oldcalendarist moviment.
With the establishment of full communion between the Ukranian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. and the Church of Milan in 1989, the ecclesiology of the Archbishop Evloghios became manifestly Moderate. He was in full communion with Metropolitan Mstyslav (after First Patriarch of All Ukraine), manifestally ecumenist and in full communion with Holy See Constantinople. Then Metropolitan Evloghios and the Holy Synod of Milan was in full communion with the historical Primate of the UAOC in Ukraine (Metropolitan Ioan Bornachuk) of Lviv, right hand of Mstyslav and after with Patriarch Volodymir of Kiev (second Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Andrew). The Synod of the Church of Western Europe and Canada, never say officially that didn't recognized the Sacramental and ecclesiological status of the "canonical churches". Metropolitan Evloghios worked tirelessly from the outset to create a traditional European Orthodox reality and to give it a canonical legal status. For two years was in full communion with His Holiness Patriarch Filaret of Kiev (ecumenist too). Today Metropolitan Evloghios remains at the helm of the Holy Synod of bishops of the Church of Milan, which comprises four dioceses, in Europe, as well as missionary deaneries in England, Spain, France, South Africa and Canada.
Noi salesiani di Don Bosco, conosciuti ufficialmente come la Società di San Francesco di Sales, siamo riconosciuti nella Chiesa come istituto religioso clericale, di diritto pontificio, dedito alle opere di apostolato. Dal 1901 siamo presenti anche nelle regioni italiane della Lombardia ed Emilia Romagna, con alcune case anche in Svizzera e a San Marino.
Siamo una Congregazione religiosa maschile dedita all'attività apostolica e missionaria ed alle molteplici opere che la carità cristiana ha suscitato, ma soprattutto al servizio dei giovani, specialmente i più poveri e abbandonati.
Aperti ai valori culturali dei paesi in cui lavoriamo, cerchiamo di comprenderle e ne accogliamo i valori, per incarnare in esse il messaggio evangelico.
Le necessità dei giovani e degli ambienti popolari, la volontà di agire con la Chiesa e in suo nome muovono e orientano la nostra azione pastorale per l'avvento di un mondo più giusto e più fraterno in Cristo.
Fondati da San Giovanni Bosco, un santo educatore italiano dell'Ottocento, siamo presenti in 131 nazioni.