(ANS - Prato) - A home has been opened for separated fathers and their children. Thanks to the contribution of the Poste Insieme Onlus foundation, the Salesians of the Federation SCS / CNOS are able to run "Casa Francesco" in Prato. It offers accommodation to fathers with one or more children who are separated or whose marriage is in crisis.
(ANS - Lima) - What Kevin found there was a new family with many siblings. Kevin is a 15-yearold Peruvian who was living with his uncle in an indigenous community in the region of Junín, in the highlands of Peru. After selling the products harvested on his parents’ farm, he used to go to school, about eight hours' walk away. But his life has changed, now he has a family: it is the "Don Bosco Hospitality House" in Brena, Lima.
(ANS - Vitoria) - According to results released by the Ministry of Education (MEC), the Catholic University Centre of Vitória is the best university centre of the State of Espírito Sant and the eighth best in all of Brazil. This was confirmed in research conducted by Anísio Teixeira (Inep), the National Institute of Educational Studies and Research. On 8 March last they published data on National Exam of Student Performance (Enade) for the year 2015. The Administration courses, Accounting Sciences and Psychology were evaluated with 4 points out of 5.
Ethiopia – “Here I was able to live the ‘Oratorian Heart’” says Donato Galletta SDB
(ANS – Addis Ababa) – Be it Feast or Feria, Christmas or Easter, Meskel or Temket, the National Feasts in Ethiopia, there is someone who is always at his job: a Salesian 24/7, a man with an ‘oratorian heart’, ‘man of few words and more actions’. This is Bro. Donato Galetta, who has been touching the hearts of hundreds of young people ever since his arrival in Ethiopia in the year 1988. Of the thirty years spent in Ethiopia, 12 years were spent in Zway and the remaining 18 years at Mekanissa in Addis Abeba.
A rich man who helped Lazarus
In his letter for Lent this year, Pope Francis invites us to be generous with the needy, stressing that this generosity should lead us not to give what is left over but to give of our very own. In this regard, the example set by Chuck Feeney, an 85-year-old man who donated all his possessions to charity, well represents the phrase: "He did not give the crumbs. He gave the whole bread."
Indonesia – Asian Youth Day 2017, in preparation
(ANS – Jakarta) – To encourage and accompany young people in Asia to live and promote a "culture of solidarity and encounter with the other, in the multicultural and multireligious societies of Asia" and increase the awareness of the contribution to give to the Church and society: this is the intent of the seventh Asia Youth Day, which in 2017 will be held in Yogyakarta in central Java, from July 30 to August 9, 2017. The theme chosen for the event which will bring over 3,000 young Catholics from 29 Asian countries to Indonesia is "Joyful Asian Youth! Living The Gospel In Multicultural Asia".
Paraguay – Conclusion of Team Visit with the Rector Major
(ANS - Ypacaraí) - The Team Visit to the Salesian Region of the American Southern Cone was held at the House of the Salesian Family of Ypacaraí, Paraguay. It ended on the afternoon of Friday 24 March with the concluding words of the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime.