(ANS - Yurimaguas) - The search for new ways for the Church - one of the objectives of the Synod for the Pan-Amazon region - must lead to entering and immersing oneself into the experiences of the Church in the region. Fr Luis (Luigi) Bolla tried to build a ministerial Church, an incarnation of the Gospel among the Achuar natives of Peru and Ecuador. After his death, another spiritual Son of Don Bosco, Fr Diego Clavijo, is giving continuity to that work. Born in Ecuador, the Salesian has been a missionary in Peru for 18 years and is among those who started the Salesian presence in the Peruvian Amazon, in 2001, together with Fr Bolla.
(ANS - Turin) – From 18 to 26 March, as part of the Extraordinary Visitation conducted in the Italy-Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta district, Fr Ivo Coelho, General Councilor for Formation, stayed at the “Crocetta” Salesian formation community of Turin which, with its 27 permanent religious and 49 students of Theology, is currently Europe's most numerous. Here's how he sums up his visit.
(ANS - Madrid) - In 1944, the Salesians founded the "Casa del Boletín Salesiano" in Madrid, with a Catechetical Center and the publishing house SEI (Sociedad Editora Ibérica). That was the seed of what, from 1994, would become the publisher CCS (Central Catequística Salesiana). Today, 75 years later, that project continues to evangelize in the most diverse fields, including that of social communications. For these past five years it has been doing so under the direction of Salesian Fr Orlando González, motivated by Don Bosco's commitment to young people, in schools, as well as in books and networks.
(ANS - Rome) - The Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis "Christus vivit" was presented today in the John Paul II Hall of the Holy See Press Office. The Exhortation, which the Holy Father signed last March 25 on the occasion of his visit to Loreto, is the fruit of the Synod of Bishops of October on the theme "Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment". In fact, as per the synodal path, the pontifical document is in the form of a "Letter to the young". Fr Rossano Sala, who was Special Secretary of the Synod, spoke of the Apostolic Exhortation "Christus vivit".