Rome, Italy - June 3, 1929 - The boys of the "Don Bosco" oratory of Rome's Testaccio district are in audience of the Holy Father for the beatification of Don Bosco in St Peter's Square.
(ANS - Bonn) - Last year, "Don Bosco Mission Bonn" funded 279 projects in 76 countries, all of them for children and teenagers in difficulty. A commitment that has earned the organization the seal of quality by the German Institute of Social Economy (DZI).
(ANS - San José de Evinayong) - It was 16 June 1976 when in Soweto, South Africa, clashes developed between the black students and the segregationist police due to the imposition of Afrikaans, the language of the white minority, even in the schools in which the black majority of the population was segregated. Among the many victims were several young demonstrators who also died in the clashes; in their name the "International Day of the African Child" was born, a day celebrated every year to draw attention to the living conditions and rights of children and young people on the African continent.
(ANS - Lyon) - If the development of the critical spirit is at the center of the educational mission of school, it is, or ought to be, also central to and within families. How is interaction in the family, how does it take place? How does one give space to the words of one's children? And open their horizon? Here are some parents talking about the rules they have adopted.
(ANS - Santiago de Compostela) - Twenty-one social entities of Galicia have decided to join forces to build the first Platform for Infancy of that Autonomous Community, and the Don Bosco Federation of Galicia has taken the lead, with Xesús María Vilas Otero its representative and president. Working as a network to analyze the situation of the children and adolescents of the Autonomous Community, improve child policies and ensure the effective implementation of children's rights are the objectives of this platform, which is supported and inspired by the Platform for Children of Spain.
Palabek, Uganda - 2018 - New Salesian presence in Palabek, Uganda, within the refugee camp.
Laos - Laotian life dreams are becoming reality in Don Bosco
(ANS – Vientiane) – Mr. Kasanya is a young, energetic and determined man, 23 years old, sixth in a family of 8 siblings (four sisters and four brothers), born in a small village some 700 km from the Laos capital of Vientiane. He is one of the 143 Don Bosco students and 62 boarders living together with a small SDB community.
"The Holy Spirit gives us the ability to dream"
The Synod of Bishops on young people began in a difficult and apparently unfavorable context for the Church, amid tensions, disbelief, decline in vocations and open challenges to the Church's teachings on important issues such as the right to life and the role of the Christian faith in the social fabric and in human rights. On the other hand, despite the complex circumstances surrounding this event, a sign of communion and hope is the presence of two continental Chinese bishops who "for the first time" can participate in a Synod.
Hungary - Don Bosco Past Pupils at meet: "How to listen to young people today"
(ANS - Péliföldszentkereszt) - From 4 to 7 October, in the Salesian house of Péliföldszentkereszt, Hungary, the annual European meeting of Salesian Presidents and Delegates of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco took place. The meeting is one of the first activities of Don Bosco's Past Pupils in the country, and was carried out precisely to support the start of the association in Hungary. Leading the works was the World President, Michal Hort, with the support of the Confederal Council team. Also present were the Delegate of the Rector Major for the Salesian Family, Fr Eusebio Muñoz, and representatives of the provinces of Ukraine and the Middle East.
RMG - Mons. Óscar Arnulfo Romero, a life in defense of the poor and oppressed
(ANS - Rome) - About 70 thousand people are expected to take part in San Pietro at the canonization Mass of seven new saints, including the archbishop of San Salvador, mgr. Óscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez.