(ANS - Vatican City) - "The sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing" is the text that the Archbishop of Buenos Aires Jorge Mario Bergoglio read to the General Congregation of the Cardinals on 9 March 2013. It was later made public by the Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega who was present in the hall when the future pope was speaking.
(ANS - Soyapango) - Mankind has always sought development on the banks of a river. The great civilizations have always had a river that provided their water resources and a way of communication. Today, however, many rivers are contaminated. And the problem is compounded because many people use this water for human consumption. In El Salvador, many institutions, including the Don Bosco University, have teamed up to draw the world’s attention to the care of small rivers.
(ANS – Hua Hin) – The last full day of the EAO 2017 Team Visit in Hua Hin, Friday 10 March, was dedicated to the sixth and seventh theme: Formation and Salesian Family.
Egypt - Higher Education in the Salesian School in Cairo
(ANS - Cairo) - Over the years the Don Bosco Industrial Technical Institute in Cairo has been a centre of excellence. Every year it trains many young people as industrial experts, prepares them to enter the world of work and in this way helps Egypt to a high level of industrial development. In recent months, a number of innovative projects have been developed in the field of renewable energy. We listen to what the people involved have to say:
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."
Italy - For a Just, Sustainable, Inclusive and Democratic Europe
(ANS - Rome) - On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome (25 March 1957), the founding moment of the European Union, a meeting of Heads of State and Government of the member countries is taking place in Rome. The members will be received by Pope Francis this afternoon, 24 March.
Sudan - "They all appreciate the services offered by Don Bosco to the young"
(ANS - El Obeid) - In recent months the Salesian house in El Obedi received some important visits: a few days ago there was that of the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser. In December 2016 several members of the State Legislative Assembly visited it, and before that, in November 2016, officials of UNICEF and the Ministry of Education paid a visit. Why so much interest? The fact that in a world that is far from simple, the Don Bosco Centre is changing the lives of thousands of young people by means of one of the typical elements of Salesian education: Vocational Training.