(ANS – Bruxelles) – Don Bosco International Executive Secretary, Angel Gudiña, has intervened in the round table “Reaching out to the excluded youth leveraging the potential of youth organisations” sharing the best practices within Don Bosco Movement of the use of European Funds to empower and include in their communities excluded young people in Salesian Presences in Europe.
(ANS - Uvira) - The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country where you find peace and war, the beautiful and the grotesque, and above all where life and death are intertwined. It is a country where people, especially children and girls, for the simple fact of being born in this beautiful country, have experienced various human rights violations: senseless wars, forced labour, recruitment as child soldiers, lack of education and early forced marriages.
(ANS - Bratislava) – Fr Ernest Macák, Provincial in Slovakia from 1993 to 1999, died on 13 October at 96 years of age, 80 years of religious life and 70 years of priesthood. In 2008, retracing his life marked by many trials, he wrote: "Everything is a grace and a gift. O God, my life was worthwhile. Thank you! Thank you! Confreres, forgive me not loving you more! "
Spain - "With Pope Francis the Church is living a beautiful spring": Fr Ángel Fernández Artime
(ANS - Madrid) - Interviewed by the online newspaper "Religión Digital" Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, also spoke about Pope Francis and the Church, with decisive answers and declarations. The Salesian is convinced that with Pope Francis "the Church is living through a beautiful spring."
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.