(ANS - Guayaquil) - The Guayaquil office of the Salesian Polytechnic University has inaugurated a new and modern building with laboratories for Automotive, Mechatronics, Electronics and Automation, Electrotechnics, Telecommunications and IT Courses being offered on campus.
(ANS - Cordoba) - "I believe that the intention to structure a national team reflects the desire for it to truly work, and to feel a movement that works together with the same goal, which are young people, and with the same style: the Salesian style." Speaking is Nicolás Urquiza, one of the participants in the great extraordinary assembly of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) 2018, held from 26 to 28 October in Cordoba, which brought together about 70 people.
(ANS - Manaus) - According to data provided by the "Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network" (REPAM), 2,759,478 people in the Amazon region of South America belong to 390 indigenous peoples and 137 peoples living in isolation. They speak 240 different languages, belonging to 49 linguistic branches, which represent a great wealth from the historical and cultural point of view. A "new world" that is truly immense and with and of great values. The announcement of a Synod for the Pan-Amazon region for the month of October 2019 thus demonstrates the Holy Father's commitment to a Church that seeks to change the way it operates in the Amazon. And the Salesians? The spiritual Sons of Don Bosco live, in fact, among them.
(ANS - Rome) - "Called to be co-responsible to answer and respond to new challenges", thus the title of the V World Congress of the Association of Salesian Cooperators that began Thursday, October 25. Over 300 Salesian Cooperators from 66 countries across the globe are gathered in the "Fraterna Domus" in Sacrofano, just outside Rome, to outline together the guidelines of the association for the next six years.
(ANS - Vatican City) - The XXVI edition of the Vatican Christmas Concert will take place on December 15th in the Paolo VI Hall. The presentation took place on Tuesday, October 23, in the Sala Marconi of Palazzo Pio, in the Vatican. The Salesian missions are once again involved: in fact, one of the two solidarity projects linked to the concert is "Missioni Don Bosco" of Turin in favor of refugees in the refugee camp in Palabek, Uganda.
(ANS - Rome) - From October 25 to 28, the Association of Salesian Cooperators will hold its 5th World Congress at the "Fraterna Domus" of Rome-Sacrofano, with about 330 representatives of 80 nations from every continent participating. The theme of the Congress is the need of the Salesian Cooperators to "be co-responsible to respond to the new challenges of the world."
(ANS - Tlaquepaque) – Taking place from 12 to 14 October was the first edition of the "Salesian Campus: Catechesis and Formation in the Faith" at the “Salesian Superior Institute” and the Salesian House of Pastoral Services of Tlaquepaque. The event, organized by the Youth Ministry of the Mexico-Guadalajara Province (MEG), EDEBÉ publishing house and the Salesian Catechist Mothers (ENCASA), aimed at encouraging catechists to recognize themselves as educators and companions in the faith via integral and comprehensive work experiences that combine pedagogical tools, the Salesian charism and the sharing of experiences.
(ANS – Rome) – On the 9th of October 2018 members and partners of the Don Bosco Network (DBN), including the Councilor for Missions Fr Guillermo Basanes, Economer General Bro Jean Paul Muller, and the Coordinator of Mission Offices Fr George Menamparampil, met at the DBN headquarters in Rome for the Development Cooperation Working Group meeting.
(ANS - Panama City) - The Don Bosco Technical Institute, in the framework of the 60th anniversary since its foundation, hosted Salesian delegations from El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, gathering in Panama City on October 3 and 4 to celebrate the XIII Congress of Technical-Professional Training.
(ANS - Péliföldszentkereszt) - From 4 to 7 October, in the Salesian house of Péliföldszentkereszt, Hungary, the annual European meeting of Salesian Presidents and Delegates of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco took place. The meeting is one of the first activities of Don Bosco's Past Pupils in the country, and was carried out precisely to support the start of the association in Hungary. Leading the works was the World President, Michal Hort, with the support of the Confederal Council team. Also present were the Delegate of the Rector Major for the Salesian Family, Fr Eusebio Muñoz, and representatives of the provinces of Ukraine and the Middle East.