(ANS - Turin) – The Don Bosco Camino is a wonderful way to get in touch with the spirit of the Salesian places. It starts in the place where it all began, Colle Don Bosco, a place of great natural beauty and cultural charm. It leads then to the cradle of the Salesian charism at Valdocco, with the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians. The Don Bosco Camino offers this opportunity to all pilgrims and travellers. And to make the journey easier, a new Tourist Guide to the Don Bosco Camino was launched a few days ago in Turin. It is edited by Claudio Baldi and Ute Ludwig, and published by Blu Edizioni.
(ANS - Mozambique) - "In 1907 the Salesian Congregation accepted the challenge of running a School of Arts and Crafts in the Mozambique Island and this was the beginning of Salesian missionary activity in the country," says Ramón Aguadero in his article "The Salesians in Mozambique". The Salesians brought a "new way of education based on the Preventive System".
(ANS - Vatican City) - On 9 March 2017, during the special Congress of Theological Consultors to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, a positive opinion was given on the reputation of holiness and the exercise of heroic virtues of the Servant of God Augustus Hlond (1881-1948), Salesian, Archbishop of Gniezno and Warsaw, Founder of the Society of Christ for Polish emigrants.
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.