(ANS - Catania) - Last Friday, December 8, the new official website of the Salesians of Sicily and Tunisia (ISI) was officially inaugurated. The website - www.sdbsicilia.org - has been renewed in its layout and enriched in content; it is the result of team work and expresses the desire to offer a pastoral image of the Province, and to become increasingly more "everyone's home", #nessunoescluso, that is, nobody excluded.
(ANS - Kathmandu) - Salesians have been present in Nepal since 1992. First with the start of a center in Dharan, in the East of the country, then Sirsia (1996), Kathmandu, Baroul and Chakkarghatty ( 2014) and, finally, Biratnagar (2017). Undoubtedly, the most difficult moment was the double earthquake of 2015 which devastated the capital and caused more than 8,800 deaths, and destroyed homes, schools and hospitals.
(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 Municipa.
Uruguay - "Aristophanes": transmitting a message like Don Bosco used to
(ANS - Montevideo) - Although not everyone has passed through the doors of a Salesian institute, those who are part of "Aristophanes" feel absolutely part of the example of Don Bosco and try to transmit his values through their art. This is what three members of this parodic theater company claim; they are: Juan Ignacio Cristóbal, Winston Gorgal and Daniel Javier.
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.
Spain - Young people need authentic and credible educators
(ANS - Madrid) - The Youth Ministry Department of the Spanish Episcopal Conference presented a summary of the contributions received for the next Synod on young people. What is the relationship of young people to the Church? Do favorable environments for vocational discernment exist? What hopes do young people in Europe have today? These are some of the questions asked through a special questionnaire to young people, who say they feel listened to by the Church, but who also ask that more time and more people become involved in listening to their needs.