(ANS - Yangon) -Starting today, November 30, Holy Father Francis is in Bangladesh for the second and last part of his apostolic journey. Among the last appointments in Myanmar yesterday was Mass at the "Kyaikkasan Ground" area in the heart of Yangon, filled with circa 150,000 faithful from all over the country. After the Eucharist, the Archbishop of the city, Salesian Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, who worked hard for the preparation and success of the Papal journey, expressed words of thanks to the Pope.
(ANS - Rome) - A reality, that of the South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, involving thousands of people, mainly women and children, clearly caused by violence and injustice, alongside poverty and lack of respect for human rights: a situation that obviously requires a Salesian response. For this reason, the Councilor for Salesian Missions, Fr Guillermo Basañes, makes the following appeal to the Provinces and Vice Provinces of the Asia East-Oceania region to send missionaries to serve and support the refugees in Northern Uganda.
(ANS – Cebu) – Participants for the Prenovitiate Directors Formation Course from the EAO and South Asia Region started arriving to the Don Bosco Retreat House, Cebu, this past 17 November for Part One of the aforesaid course scheduled 18-22 November. The second and final session was held on 24-27 November.
Uruguay - "Aristophanes": transmitting a message like Don Bosco used to
(ANS - Montevideo) - Although not everyone has passed through the doors of a Salesian institute, those who are part of "Aristophanes" feel absolutely part of the example of Don Bosco and try to transmit his values through their art. This is what three members of this parodic theater company claim; they are: Juan Ignacio Cristóbal, Winston Gorgal and Daniel Javier.
THE DARK FACE OF INTERNET
If we wanted to find a metaphor to fully describe the revolution caused to society since the introduction and use of the Internet, we could certainly compare this phenomenon to the discovery of a new planet, a new continent, a territory continuously being explored that we cannot manage to fully fathom, one we repeatedly marvel at, that surprises us with ever-new aspects and unexpressed potential.
RMG - Formation course for new Provincials
(ANS - Rome) - The formation course for the new Provincials is currently taking place at the Salesian headquarters in Rome. Eight Salesian Provincials from three regions are participating. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, will entrust each of them guidelines and a roadmap to empower their roles as guides and animators.
Spain - Young people need authentic and credible educators
(ANS - Madrid) - The Youth Ministry Department of the Spanish Episcopal Conference presented a summary of the contributions received for the next Synod on young people. What is the relationship of young people to the Church? Do favorable environments for vocational discernment exist? What hopes do young people in Europe have today? These are some of the questions asked through a special questionnaire to young people, who say they feel listened to by the Church, but who also ask that more time and more people become involved in listening to their needs.