(ANS - Mogliano Veneto) - On the centenary of the First World War, with publications in progress and controversy in the interpretation of the same, the Italian Salesian Family presents the contribution it made to the country, both on the war front where there were dozens of deaths and serious injuries, and in the various hospitals where the Salesians and the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians did charitable works. Tomorrow, Saturday 14 May, in Mogliano Veneto there will be a national study congress on "Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians during the Great War".
(ANS - Rome) - Being alert and conscious communicators, knowing that presence on the Internet is one of the signs of the times to be accepted and used as a gift of God - this was the central theme of the 2016 Salesian Communication Days. This is now the fifth year of this initiative which took place in Rome at the Salesian Pontifical University on 29 and 30 April. Over 160 members of the Salesian Family in formation took part to study the Pope’s message for the 50th World Social Communications Day.
(ANS - Rome) - This year also, the theme of the Pope’s message for World Communications Day will be the topic of study and research for the members in formation of the Salesian Family. The Salesian Communication Days are scheduled to take place on 29 and 30 April at the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) in Rome. They will involve listening, discussion and practice and are meant as a training opportunity for young religious and laity to be good communicators in a rapidly changing world.
(ANS - Panama City) - A relic of the patron of youth, S. John Bosco, arrived in Panama City on the morning of Saturday 16 April. Immediately, right from the airport of Tocumen, Don Bosco was welcomed by a long procession of hundreds of faithful, led by the Metropolitan Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa.
Gniezno-Poznań, Poland - April 2016 - From 14 to 16 April, in the oldest Polish capital, Gniezno, and in Poznań, solemn official, civil and religious celebrations are being held for the 1050th anniversary of the baptism of Poland The celebrations include the National Assembly of the two Houses of Parliament, with the participation of the President of the Republic. Also participating is the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin as papal legate.
(ANS - Rome) - The first ever seminar to promote the causes of beatification and canonization of the Salesian Family concluded on Sunday 10 April. Symbolically, the final act, was the chanting of the litany of the saints and blessed of the Salesian Family.
(ANS - Rome) - Salesian Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided yesterday, Thursday 8 April, at the concelebrated Mass that opened the second day of the seminar for the promotion of the causes of beatification and canonization in the Salesian family.
(ANS - Rome) –Yesterday 6 April there was a touching celebration which culminated in the enthronement of a distinguished relic of Don Bosco. It marked the opening of the first ever seminar for the promotion of the causes of beatification and canonization. It is being given by the Postulator General, Fr Pierluigi Cameroni, and is being held at the Generalate of the Congregation in Rome.
(ANS - Rome) - To enhance the spiritual, pastoral and educational heritage of holiness born of Don Bosco; to offer guidelines and best practices for promoting the causes of candidates for canonized sainthood in the Salesian Family; to help in investigating and following up alleged miracles; and to understand the true meaning and purpose of a canonization process - these are some of the ambitious goals of the Seminar to promote the causes of beatification and canonization of the Salesian Family to be held at the Salesianum in Rome, from 6 to 10 April.
(ANS - Berlin) – “I have the greatest respect” for all those involved in Don-Bosco-Zentrum. This is what the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said during her visit to the Salesian Centre on Tuesday 22 March. "This is something that we cannot regulate by law,” she said in front of more than 80 journalists. “We can make available a basic subsidy, but taking into account every situation of life is a service that politics alone is incapable of. It needs people with a big heart.”