(ANS – Tokyo) – Former SDB Provincial of Japan, Bishop of Sendai and recently also Bishop of Takamatsu, Bishop Francis Xavier Osamu Mizobe passed away to the house of the Father on the evening of 29 February 2016.
(ANS - Arequipa) - There are worrying data on the condition of children and adolescents in Peru. More than 120,000 teenagers are working instead of studying. Every day you can meet thousands of children working in the street. Some sell candy, others shine your shoes. The Salesians of Peru have chosen to change the lives of thousands of youngsters. Now after 33 years they have come together for a meeting in Arequipa, the city where the first Don Bosco House was founded in 1983.
(ANS – Genzano, Rome) – When Don Bosco arrived in Turin, he came up against a hell. Don Cafasso led him to the streets to let him know the reality. Don Bosco saw the real and true misery: slavery, prison, people sentenced to death, exploited children, abandoned youth without their parents, without a home, without education, without religion. After more than one hundred years, the Sons of Don Bosco continue to live this drama of the youth, but give it some responses. The Salesian novices of Genzano, in Rome, want to be another Don Bosco in our time.
The Philippines – Prayer and commitment for poor young people: the strength and joy of Br. Hopida
(ANS – Cebu City) – Br. Tony Hopida is a Salesian Coadjutor of the South Philippines Province (FIS). At 77 years of age, of which 58 as Salesian, he shares the richness of his Salesian, consecrated and lay identity.
April 1, 1934: Don Bosco, father and teacher of youthful holiness, declared saint
On 1 April, 84 years ago, then also Easter, Pope Pius XI proclaimed Saint Don Bosco a saint. Thus ended the long process of beatification and canonization, begun in Turin on 4 June 1890.
RMG - Technology at the service of the mission
(ANS - Rome) - A seminar began yesterday, Monday 16 April, for the leaders and operators of the Salesian Mission Offices, the Planning and Development Offices, the various foundations and other Salesian organizations involved in activities of communication, fundraising, and development. The seminar's theme is digital marketing: "Technology at the service of the mission."
Ghana – A warm welcome, education, fraternal love: Salesian charism in action
(ANS - Accra) - Accra, the capital of Ghana, located on the Gulf of Guinea, is a metropolis of 5 million inhabitants. In its metropolitan area, at Ashaiman, the Salesians animate two houses. The presence of the spiritual Sons of Don Bosco in the country then develops through two other communities, namely in the locality of Sunyani, about 400 km north-west of the capital. In both cities, as well as in the new center of Tatale, the Salesians work at the service of children and young people, especially the most in need.