(ANS - Vatican City) - The Pope elevated Rev. Vladimír Fekete, S.D.B., Apostolic Prefect of Azerbaijan, to Episcopal dignity, assigning him the titular see of Municpa.
(ANS - Buenos Aires) - Tomorrow, Friday, December 8, on a date of enormous significance for the Church and for the Salesians, taking place in Buenos Aires is the Second Edition of the charity run: "Corre por los Jóvenes." The funds raised through this marathon and initiative will be donated to activities in favor of the country's neediest boys and girls, so that they can have more opportunities of social inclusion. The Salesians, with the collaboration of many Argentine companies, promote this initiative to help young people.
(ANS - Rome) - The First Meeting of Economers and Administrative Directors of Italy took place from 3 to 6 December. The event was attended by the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, who underlined how it was necessary to conduct "war on the temptations of power." And, in the straighforward manner that characterizes him, he added that, "economic resources make sense to the Salesians only if they are at the service of the mission, as in our structures, but if they do not satisfy a service for our recipients, they must be downsized or closed."
Spain - "With Pope Francis the Church is living a beautiful spring": Fr Ángel Fernández Artime
(ANS - Madrid) - Interviewed by the online newspaper "Religión Digital" Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, also spoke about Pope Francis and the Church, with decisive answers and declarations. The Salesian is convinced that with Pope Francis "the Church is living through a beautiful spring."
THE DARK FACE OF INTERNET
If we wanted to find a metaphor to fully describe the revolution caused to society since the introduction and use of the Internet, we could certainly compare this phenomenon to the discovery of a new planet, a new continent, a territory continuously being explored that we cannot manage to fully fathom, one we repeatedly marvel at, that surprises us with ever-new aspects and unexpressed potential.
RMG - Formation course for new Provincials
(ANS - Rome) - The formation course for the new Provincials is currently taking place at the Salesian headquarters in Rome. Eight Salesian Provincials from three regions are participating. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, will entrust each of them guidelines and a roadmap to empower their roles as guides and animators.