(ANS – Guadalajara) – Today, February 12th, Pope Francis left for Mexico. The itinerary of his trip includes a stopover in Havana, Cuba, that, despite its shortness, is of great significance because of the planned private meeting with His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow.
(ANS - Addis Ababa) - In the Biographical Memoirs it is said that in 1885 Don Bosco dreamed of the expansion of the Salesian Congregation in Africa and saw himself next to an angel who spoke of the great blessings that would come to that continent. (MB Vol. XVII, 645). It is a dream that is renewed today, with the presence of the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, on African soil.
(ANS - Rome) - One of the most significant activities of the Jubilee of Mercy took place on 9 and 10 February in the Vatican: Pope Francis appointed 1142 missionaries of mercy who will be sent around the world. 726 of these priests came to Rome to meet the Holy Father and to be sent out as "Missionaries of Mercy".
RMG - María Eugenia Sehara: "Meeting and listening to young people from different countries is the greatest wealth"
(ANS - Rome) - On 4 October 2017, Pope Francis announced a Pre-Synodal Meeting from 19 to 24 March 2018. This meeting is currently underway at the headquarters of the Pontifical International Council "Maria Mater Ecclesiae" in Rome. It ends March 24th. Maria Eugenia Sehara, of Uruguay's Salesian Youth Movement (SYM), formed by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), participates in this event.
Italy - Former child soldiers become peace engines once war wounds heal
(ANS - Turin) - Emotions were highly palpable at Valdocco last Thursday, March 15, when the audience listened to the testimonies of the small delegation of the Salesian "Ciudad Don Bosco" of Medellin, invited to Turin to describe the pacifying action that the Salesians have been carrying out in Colombia.
France - Educating young people towards a critical spirit
(ANS - Paris) - How to educate young people about inner freedom, so that they possess constructive criticism and do not let themselves be carried away by their emotions? How can we help them to distance themselves from false news that circulate everywhere and confuse truth with falsehood? And then, what is the critical spirit?