(ANS - Monrovia) - Fr Nicola Ciarapica has been a missionary for over 25 years in West Africa, between Nigeria and Liberia, where he also faced the Ebola crisis. This is his story.

(ANS - Rome) - Twenty-six young Italians have decided to dedicate part of their summer in a holiday of solidarity in Egypt serving as missionary volunteers in Salesian houses in Alexandria, Cairo-Zaytoun and Cairo-Rod El Farag, where they shall engage in educational activities in oratories and schools. Fr Michelangelo Dessì of the Missionary Animation of the Salesian Central Italy District(ICC) presents this educational, supportive and missionary proposal.

(ANS - Ancash) - The name of Fr Ernesto Sirani resounds among the peaks of Peru's Andes. In a beautiful and exciting interview, Fr Sirani says: "I was fortunate enough to meet Fr Luigi Melesi, veteran of the first expedition 'Operation Mato Grosso' in 1967 and the many young people leaving for missions in Brazil, Ecuador and Bolivia. They talked about their experience with joy, and my heart was excited about listening to them. The contact with the poor had changed their way of thinking! So I decided to start as a missionary ... I dreamed of spending my life for the poor!"

(ANS - Catania) - During the afternoons of so many kids today, digital devices have replaced the physical locations of meeting and gettting together. Several observers comment that there are fewer outdoor games today, fewer socialization opportunities ... In this context, the oratories have also changed, but their service continues to be precious, reiterates Fr Domenico Luvarà, Delegate of the Youth Ministry of the Sicilian Province (ISI).

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