(ANS - Brussels) - Today thousands of young people migrate from their countries, fleeing from war and poverty. The Salesians in Belgium are mobilizing various forces to welcome them. What exactly is being done for migrant minors in Salesian houses?
(ANS – Nairobi) – It is said that the “best things are kept to the last.” This was true in the case of the Rector Majors’ visit to Kenya and Tanzania. Yesterday, 27th, the last day of Fr Angel’s visit to Kenya and Tanzania, he spent half a day at Don Bosco Boys Town, a technical school that educates needy youth of Kenya. There were also the students from Bosco Boys Kuwinda, a project for children in need and youth from the oratory of Don Bosco Youth Educational Service (DBYES).
(ANS - Damascus) - During the war in Syria, the Salesians have repeatedly witnessed tragic killings of young people belonging to the Salesian oratories of Aleppo and Damascus. Two days ago. it happened again: Grace, a 21-year-old girl who was active at the oratory in Damascus, was killed by a mortar shot that struck the car in which she was traveling with her cousin Dina.
RMG - Pope of Peace in Egypt of Peace: Interview with Fr Maurizio Spreafico, SDB
(ANS - Rome) - Fr Maurizio Spreafico is currently on the formation staff of young Salesians in Rome. He has lived for almost ten years in the Middle East Province where he was Provincial. On the occasion of the Pope's trip to Egypt we asked him some questions
What plot, Lord, are you weaving?
On a day of protests and clashes in Venezuela, two young people were assassinated. Carlos José Moreno Barón was killed while on his way to a football pitch. He did not reach his destination. Paola Ramírez Gómez, 23, was killed while returning from a job interview as she was passing in front of San Carlos Square in San Cristóbal. Neither of them was participating in the protests.
Italy - Salesian Communication Days: being formed to Communicate Hope and Trust in Our Time
(ANS - Rome) - The Salesian Communication Days at the Salesian Pontifical University will begin this afternoon, Friday 28 April, and will continue tomorrow. About 160 young people in initial formation for the Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and other members of the Salesian Family will study the Pope's message for the 51st World Social Communications Day.
Mexico – Kindness matters
(ANS – Tijuana) – Between May 2016 and January 2017, a Haitian tsunami hit Tijuana. These migrants arrived dizzy, exhausted, cold, hungry, and broke after their threemonth land journey from Brazil. Some were sick. Some had delivered babies or miscarried en route. Some had buried their dead along the way or watched helplessly as loved ones were swept away by swollen rivers. Some left their dead to rot in the woods. Some were stripsearched, robbed, raped, or exploited as they traveled through Central America.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
WHY WE HAVE LIFE IN ABUNDANCE
My thought goes to the Salesian presences around the world because our dream is that they might be true dispensers of life to so many young people, and a life in abundance, an authentic, true life which gives them dignity and helps them also experience the great gift that God is in their lives.