(ANS – Rome) – The need to support and accompany local Churches in the renewal of the processes of education to faith related to adolescents between 14 and 19 years of age, in a context that favours the integral education of the “good Christian and upright citizen”, pushed the Institute of Catechesis of the Faculty of Sciences of Education (FSE) of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), to propose a first level Master’s Degree for educators of adolescents in an ecclesial environment.

(ANS – Idadan) – In Ibadan, in South-Eastern Nigeria, since last January a new centre is operational: a reception home for street children. This, to Salesian Brother Paolo Vaschetto, an Italian missionary who for the past 16 years has been working in Nigeria, represents the realization of a dream.

(ANS – Freetown) – Three years ago Sierra Leone was mentioned in the media all over the world as the country where people died of Ebola. “The truth – the Spanish daily ‘El Mundo’ wrote – is that Sierra Leone is sinking into oblivion and only a smaller number of NGOs remain in the zone”. While media and international organizations seem to have forgotten, Salesians did not leave any room to oblivion, abandonment and despair. The Salesian Mission Procure of Madrid and the Sons of Don Bosco continue to help and work to secure a future to children and young people.

(ANS – Port-au-Prince) – The Feast of Mary Help of Christians this year 2017 was celebrated in a very special way by the Salesians in Haiti, thanks to the presence of Cardinal Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes, who presided over the Eucharist at the “Saint François de Sales” Institute of Philosophy in Port-au-Prince. This also offered the opportunity to celebrate two great events concerning the Institute: its recognition by the Haitian government and its affiliation to the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) in Rome.

(ANS – Mongomo) – May 20th, 2017, will be remembered as a fundamental stage for the history of the Church in Equatorial Guinea: in fact, in Mongomo, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, presided over the solemn Eucharistic concelebration for the ordination of three bishops and the inauguration of two new dioceses. Among the ordained prelates there is also Salesian confrère Miguel Angel Nguema Bee, SDB, who yesterday, May 24th, on the occasion of the feast of Mary Help of Christians, took possession of his dioceses, Ebebiyin.

(ANS – Turin) – Mary as a missionary disciple, Help of Christians because she is the most direct way to reach Jesus: Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, Recgor Major of the Salesians, yesterday, May 24th, renewed his personal Marian devotion and the one of the thousands of faithful present in Valdocco on the occasion of the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, recalling the essential traits of the “Mother of Jesus”, who with maternal care always leads back men and women to Her Son.


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