(ANS - Rome) - Michele Capasso, a Neapolitan engineer and architect, has completed more than 500 works in various countries of the world. He was severely affected by the massacres committed against innocent victims in areas affected by war. He decided as a result to take a break from his work and his professional commitments, first to help the people of the former Yugoslavia and then to build dialogue and peace. Today he is conferring the "Premio Mediterraneo 2016 - Special edition for Education to Peace" on the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime.
(ANS - Santa Cruz) - The Catholic Church in Bolivia recently celebrated the third national meeting of Catholic students, with over 1,000 young people from all over the country. They spent three days studying their Catholic identity and trying to awaken the desire of mercy and service to the needy. The presence of Archbishop Tito Solari, SDB, Archbishop Emeritus of Cochabamba, was very important. He made reference to the context of relativism of values that young people in Bolivia live in, and showed how to educate young people to live their faith and to practise mercy in their daily life.
(ANS - Dakar) – International volunteering enriches the lives of those who experience it. But what is it, in fact? "In Africa I discovered the stimulating world of Development Cooperation and I acquired skills in planning.” So says Leonard, an economics student, who spent two months working with the young people who attend the Salesian Centre in Dakar, Senegal. This is his testimony.