(ANS - Rome) – Two-week of waiting, with investigating authorities working professionally and silently and hundreds of thousands of Don Bosco's faithful and sympathizers praying, and yesterday, Thursday, June 15, the ampoule containing a part of Don Bosco's brain was found. The news was met with a huge sigh of relief, a happy ending of the affair; great, indeed, the joy and gratitude of the entire Salesian Family.
RMG - Recovered the relic of Don Bosco. "We thank God and all those who have helped and supported us"
(ANS - Rome) - "We are deeply happy to recover the relic of Don Bosco. We thank God for the quick and happy conclusion of the incident, along with all those who have helped and supported us these days: the Asti carabinieri (Italian Police), all the authorities who collaborated, and in general thousands and thousands of people who have been praying these days and have been close to us.
“Truly, THANK YOU." These were the first words pronounced by the Rector Major, Don Ángel Fernández Artime, on the announcement by the authorities of the discovery, of the relic of Don Bosco which was recently stolen from the Basilica of Castelnuovo on June 2.
Italy - The role of oratories today
(ANS - Catania) - During the afternoons of so many kids today, digital devices have replaced the physical locations of meeting and gettting together. Several observers comment that there are fewer outdoor games today, fewer socialization opportunities ... In this context, the oratories have also changed, but their service continues to be precious, reiterates Fr Domenico Luvarà, Delegate of the Youth Ministry of the Sicilian Province (ISI).
Communicating hope and confidence in our time, a difficult task
22 May, 2017: It is 10:35 PM, local time. The concert of American pop star Ariana Grande at the Manchester City Arena turns into a night of terror when a terrorist attack kills 22 people, many young; in the following days, repeated attacks in Egypt, Afghanistan, and even more recently in London, the number of victims tragically increases.
Belgium – 4 Salesian organizations join 250 NGOs launching Alternative Vision for Europe
(ANS – Bruxelles) – More than 250 non-governmental organizations from across Europe have released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe today, June 20, 2017. Intended to influence the debate on the future direction of Europe, this alternative vision is endorsed by organisations representing a multitude of public interest issues, including labour rights, culture, development, environment, health, women’s rights, youth, and anti-discrimination groups.
Italy - Hope beyond the waves: Ahmed's story
(ANS - Turin) - Ahmed comes from Egypt, is a Muslim and he arrived in Italy three years ago. The family did not want to let him go, for fear of losing him in the waves of the Mediterranean but, convinced by a friend, Ahmed decided to leave with the help of his father. Now he has started a new life in Turin, accompanied by the sons of Don Bosco. "The most beautiful and important lesson I learned is to live in peace with people of different countries and religions and the recent visit of the Pope to Cairo is a beautiful demonstration of how we can be brothers," says Ahmed.