(ANS - Turin) - "Dear friends, yesterday, while reading the news of the press agencies, my blood froze in my veins on news of the interruption of the Salesians' activities in Damascus due to the dramatic situation the Syrian capital is experiencing during these days of intense fighting. Only four months ago, we were in Damascus, their guests."
(ANS - Juba) - On February 4, Pope Francis invited Catholics, Christians and non-Christians to pray and fast for peace, especially for the populations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan. Salesians and other groups of the Salesian Family, who for decades have been working in both countries, know that educating young people to be "good Christians and honest citizens" is the best investment to achieve peace. Why they work without respite.
(ANS - Damascus) - Damascus, the capital of Syria, is experiencing very difficult days. "It has always been like this in these seven years of war, but these days we suffer even more because many missiles and mortar shells are being fired from the Ghouta, an area on the outskirts of Damascus, full of jihadists and many other fundamentalist groups." This is how Fr Mounir Hanachi, a Salesian from Aleppo, currently the director of the Salesian center in Damascus, describes the difficult hours that the city is experiencing.
(ANS - Santa Tecla) - In 2015 a meaningful initiative was born regarding one of the fundamental topics of religious life: vocations. Adhering to this project were the Daughters of the Divine Savior (HDS), the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) and the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), who wanted to join forces in the field of Vocational Animation (AVOCA) for Central America.
(ANS - Port Moresby) – ‘Let us cultivate the art of Listening’ is the theme of the first issue of the Salesian Bulletin of the vice-province of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. The encouragement of Fr Alfred Maravilla sdb, Provincial has stimulated the interest that the young PGS vice province needs to publish its own Salesian Bulletin. He constantly reminded us that the Salesian Bulletin is a means of contact between the members of the Salesian family, through which the Salesian charism is known and loved by its members as well as others. The PGS vice-province has thus committed resources for the Salesian Bulletin.
(ANS - Damascus) - In recent days, the capital city of Damascus has witnessed many security disturbances due to the war that has been going on for many years. The shells hit the residential neighborhoods, the streets and the various areas of the capital, continuously causing the death and injury of a large number of residents.