Medellín, Colombia - November 2017 - On November 24, at the Colosseum "Ciudad Don Bosco", the final stage of the Talent Festival 2017 was held, with artistic and cultural exhibitions. The event aims to develop the skills and abilities of children and young people, and to encourage the concept of forming associations to help reach the common good.
Maputo, Mozambique - November 2017 – On the enthusiasm left by the Rector Major's visit to the country, the Salesian Vice Province of Mozambique (MOZ) held its annual assembly. The event took place with the aim of animating and encouraging the journey made by the Salesians and evaluating Fr Ángel Fernández Artime's visit and suggestions, especially on the topics of youth ministry and vocations. There was a reflection on the importance of individual and collective formation, and on the report regarding the re-dimensioning of Salesian centers. The assembly ended with the Eucharistic celebration presided over by Fr Marco Biaggi, Provincial of the Mozambique Vice Province.
Ljubljana, Slovenia - November 26, 2017 - On the anniversary of the arrival of the first Salesians in Slovenia (November 23, 1901), 300 young people from the choirs of 19 Slovenian parishes gathered at Ljubljana Rakovnik. The biennial meeting is organized by Salesian Youth Ministry for young people who love choral singing and who want to learn a new song list of ecclesiastical songs. The choirs had received the song program a few months earlier and rehearsed countless hours in preparation for the event. The Holy Mass, celebrated in the Church of Mary Help of Christians, was enriched by the songs of the beautiful young voices, and was accompanied by a youth orchestra conducted by Ms Polona Stegu. The repertoire also included Slovene and international songs.
Mumbai, India - November 2017 - The Don Bosco Development Society in Mumbai organized a free healthcare camp for over 200 people - men, women and children of the Mumbai shantytowns. The activity, which included medical check ups and specialized examinations, was organized in collaboration with the Seven Hills Hospital, the Flood Relief Project and Don Bosco World (Germany).