(ANS - Santa Tecla) - Cesar Adalberto Acosta Barrera is an 18-year-old boy who was able to study, received a good education and now has a bright future ahead of him. But all this was not obvious. His education was provided by a scholarship program carried out by the Salesian High School "Santa Cecilia" of Santa Tecla, in El Salvador, funded by the Salesian Mission Office of New Rochelle, in the United States. Only last year the Mission Office funded 14 other boys like him.
(ANS - Ferrara) - A Salesian center is such, above all, because of the environment it knows how to offer, as a home that welcomes, a parish that evangelises, a school that starts one to life and a courtyard or playground where people can meet, live and grow in joy. But structures are also necessary. Almost seven years after that May 2012, when several earthquakes shook the Emilia region, Saturday 6 April saw the inauguration and reopening of the Salesian parish in Ferrara.
(ANS - Kampala) - Kampala, with the obvious contradictions of the capitals of developing countries; and Palabek, in the refugee center that houses the last of the last – here, too, in these two problematic realities the message of Easter shall resound: a message of hope that the Salesians, present in both places, try to testify every day of the year.
(ANS - Iauaretê) - The Indigenous Salesian Mission of Iauaretê is immersed in the forest of the Brazilian Amazon, almost on the border with Colombia and about 1,200 km from its provincial headquarters, Manaus. It has welcomed and continues to welcome many missionaries. Today the director is the Salesian missionary, Fr Roberto Cappelletti, who spends himself on removing the population from alcohol and drugs and offering a future of hope to local children and young people.
(ANS – Phnom Penh) – More than 3,700 beneficiaries involved in programming supported by the “Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia” have access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization that provides food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable.
(ANS - Vatican City) - The Holy Father has appointed Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, Councilor of the Vatican City State, of the Daughter of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), as Professor of Political Economy at the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences Auxilium. It was yesterday's press release of the Holy See, Wednesday 17 April, to make public a decision of Pope Francis dated 5 March.