(ANS - Ho Chi Min City) - In the capital of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, there is a very special place in which disabled young people can learn a trade: it is a bakery, where the Salesians in the country want to give a future to these young people, who until now had little chance to get ahead in life.
(ANS - Rome) - Just a few days after his return to the Generalate from Central America, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, is preparing to leave for a new intercontinental journey. This time it will include the Salesians, the Salesian Family and youth of the Vice-Province of Zambia-Zimbabwe-Malawi-Namibia.
Venezuela - Fr Méndez: "The Salesians have not surrendered and will not give up, because we are many united to God"
(ANS - Caracas) - Fr Francisco Méndez is in his fifth year as the Provincial of the Salesian Province of Venezuela. In the country's current situation, his task is – difficult, stimulating - to animate, encourage and give hope to the Salesians in the midst of the difficult conditions facing Venezuela and its people.
Communicating in the network: "this is the problem"
The Pope's appeal to "Proclaiming the Gospel of mercy to all peoples ... through the means of communication that the new digital cultural context makes available to our contemporaries" is a great challenge.
Belarus - Salesian Youth Pilgrimage of Evangelization 2018
(ANS - Budslau) - A small Belorussian village, Budslau, has become known all over the world because of the miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Budslau, patron saint of Belarus. Pilgrimages to the Budslau National Shrine are a centuries-old tradition in Belarus, back in vogue after the fall of the communist regime. Every year, thousands of pilgrims reach the village: on foot, by bicycle, by car or by train, especially during the "Budslau Festival"; and among these pilgrims this year there were also 110 participants in the Salesian Youth Pilgrimage of Evangelization (SMEP).
Italy - Renewed efforts to fight Poverty
(ANS - Rome) - It is not enough to be part of the G7 to be able to claim to have defeated poverty. In Italy, on the contrary, it increases and involves more and more people, with trends and indicators for growth, cause for deep concern, as stated by the National Statistical Institute (ISTAT).