(ANS - Ashaiman) - In Ghana, as in many African countries, child trafficking is a widespread phenomenon. The Salesians try to oppose it through works such as the "Child Protection Center" of Ashaiman. This very center is the beneficiary of the solidarity project of the XI edition of the "Race of Saints", the sports event that takes place in Rome on November 1, Feast of All Saints, with departure and arrival in front of the Basilica of San Pietro.
(ANS - Rome) - The peoples of Amazonia demand more attention from the Church and from governments. Sensitive to this theme, Pope Francis has called for a Synod of Bishops for the Panamazonic Region for October 2019 entitled: "Amazonia, new paths for the Church and for an integral ecology". For its part, the Salesian Family intends to contribute to its preparations in various ways, including a path of reflection, which has already begun.
(ANS - Vatican City) – Among the guests invited to the daily briefing for journalists reporting on the Synod of Bishops on Youth, on Monday 22 October, the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime also intervened. The assembly's general environment, the requests of young people, the expectations on the final document and where to provide answers, some of the topics dealt with in his quick talk.
(ANS - Beit Jemal) - The Catholic cemetery annexed to the Salesian convent of Beit Jemal, in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, was again desecrated. On Wednesday 17 October, the Salesians of the community found as many as 28 tombs with their sepulchral crosses demolished. Sadly, it is not the first time it happens.
(ANS - Vatican City) - Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, Daughter of Mary Help of Christians, took part in the briefing for journalists which followed the Synod of Bishops on young people yesterday, 18 October, participating as she was in the Synod as an auditor. In her talks, she gave an account of how much the economic and ecological dimension are present at the synodal works.