(ANS - Al Fidar) - "A man so pure, sweet, profound as Monsignor Armando is something that cannot be found". With these words, a friend of Msgr. Armando Bortolaso, Salesian bishop emeritus of the Latins in Syria, presented his condolences in learning the news of the Monsignor's death. Bishop Bortolaso concluded his earthly journey on January 8, at the age of 92.
(ANS - Madrid) - In this month that ends with the celebration of the feast of Don Bosco, the Salesians of Spain have launched a campaign to motivate and inspire children, adolescents and young people to recognize their vocation: "Your task: to change the world."
(ANS – Sliema) – The Salesians were among 46 groups and NGOs urging Europe’s governments to take action in favour of the migrants stranded on two boats between Malta and Sicily as bad weather caused ferry companies to cancel passenger services in the Mediterranean:
RMG – Fr René Santos: "school is not a neutral subject: it educates towards a certain model of person and society"
(ANS - Rome) - The starting situation is positive, but the service to young people always requires commitment, dedication and continuous updating. In this interview Fr René Santos, representative for the Salesian Schools of America at the Dicastery for Youth Ministry, illustrates the state of the art of Salesian schools on the American continent.
Communicating in the network: a language to learn again
It is a fact that digital communication is a challenge for the Church. In the last Synod of Bishops, the network is spoken of as a space of evangelization, like a continent to explore, like a new place to live. The old "information highways" have now become true "constellations of content", with about 1,400 million websites on the network and their number grows exponentially, while every day new virtual communities of meetings and discussions arise according to the different tastes and needs of people.
Portugal - "Panama in Lisbon": WYD an opportunity to strengthen youth's role in the Church
(ANS - Lisbon) - "Dear young people, I shall go to Panama. I look forward to seeing you at the World Youth Day. The presence of our Salesian Youth Movement must be very special," said Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, in a message to all the participants of the WYD 2019. In fact, hundreds of young people from SYM will participate in this meeting, while other groups who will not be physically present will thus join this great event "at a distance" in every corner of the world. This is, for example, the case of Portugal.
Panama – Panama2019: WYD, more anticipated than a football world cup
(ANS – Panama City) – World Youth Day is one of the most loved and anticipated events at a global level. According to some data one could say that it is even more anticipated than a world cup. It is an experience that affects the entire world, and in many parts of the world where the young cannot get to the event, celebrations are organised at local level and in dioceses.