Vatican - Acknowledging, Interpreting, Choosing: steps of the Church towards young

(ANS - Vatican City) - "Beware of blaming young people for their distance from the Church"; ...

Spain - 2nd Meeting of reflection on formation of Salesians and lay people in Europe

Madrid, Spain - June 2018 - On 16-17 June, the second meeting to reflect on the "formation of ...

Morocco - Msgr Cristóbal López, SDB: "Relations with Muslims are generally very good"

(ANS - Rabat) - The Archbishop of Rabat, Salesian Msgr Cristobal López Romero, speaks of ...

Papua New Guinea – Missionary Experience as Discernment

(ANS – Araimiri) – It is in serving the other, one's neighbour, that many young people ...

Brazil - Forty years at the service of populations threatened by the powerful

(ANS - Areia Branca) - For forty years the Salesians have been working in the parish dedicated ...

Portugal - "Young people commit to participate in Church life"

(ANS - Fátima) - The Portuguese bishops met in Fatima to address the theme of young people, ...

Ethiopia - New opportunities for the future of refugees, thanks to Salesians and VIS

(ANS - Gambella) - She is only 22, but has to take care of four children. Two are hers, two belong ...

NEWS

(ANS - Rome) - The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernánez Artime, with the consensus of his Council, appointed Fr Joseph NG Chi Yuen as Provincial of the "Mary Help of Christians" Province of China, based in Hong Kong, for the six-year term: 2018 -2024.

(ANS - Rome) - On 8-10 June, the Team Visit, the last in the calendar of the Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, the Rector Major, and his Council, took place at the "Maria Sede della Sapienza" Vice Province. An important visit, which involved 40 Salesians working in the cultural and pastoral mission of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS).

(ANS - Freetown) - The new President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Hon. Julius Maada Bio, received Fr Jorge Crisafulli, SDB, Director of the Salesian center and NGO "Don Bosco Fambul", together with a delegation from the center, at his official headquarters in Freetown to congratulate the Salesians for their work, thank them for their willingness to work with the government during recent emergencies, and to offer its support for the defense and protection of the most disadvantaged minors.

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INTERVIEWS

EDITORIAL

  • 28th General Chapter: the same questions that pushed Don Bosco

    With the letter addressed to all the Salesians of the world, the Rector Major set off the journey towards the forthcoming 28th General Chapter (GC28), a chapter presenting two interesting novelties: the return to Valdocco, 62 years after the last one the Salesian “Mother House” hosted, the CG18; and, above all, the approach. In fact, it is the first time that a General Chapter of the Salesians takes its name from a question: "What kind of Salesians for the youth of today?"

EVENTS

  • Portugal - "Young people commit to participate in Church life"

    (ANS - Fátima) - The Portuguese bishops met in Fatima to address the theme of young people, youth ministry and vocations in the context of the forthcoming Synod of Bishops. On the agenda, issues related to accompaniment, faith, vocational discernment, the space that young people have in parish communities, the integration of young people and their contribution to evangelization. In support of the work of reflection of the Portuguese episcopate were Fr Fabio Attard, General Councilor for Youth Ministry, and Fr Mario Óscar Llanos, SDB, Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the Salesian Pontifical University.

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Vatican - Acknowledging, Interpreting, Choosing: steps of the Church towards young

    (ANS - Vatican City) - "Beware of blaming young people for their distance from the Church"; instead, proceed towards an "institutional conversion, which concerns the way we live and work together". These are some of the suggestions offered by Salesian Fr Rossano Sala, SDB, Special Secretary of the Synod of Bishops on "Youth, faith and vocational discernment", during the press conference to present the Instrumentum Laboris of the Synod - the working document for the synod fathers.

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

  • I HAVE SEEN AND HAVE LIVED DON BOSCO’S MISSIONARY DREAM

    My dear friends, I greet you all most cordially as I write this to you – though I am very late as regards preparation of the Salesian Bulletin. (I make the editor sweat because very often the deadline for submission is upon me as I sit down to write my message – which happens with everything else that bears my name and is penned in my own hand.)

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