Asunción, Paraguay - August 2018 - From July 30 to August 1, a meeting of the central team of the Salesian School Congress in America IV was held in Paraguay, coordinated by Fr René Santos, for the Salesian Youth Ministry Dicastery, and Sr. Yvone Goulart Lopes, for the Youth Ministry Sector of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. The meeting confirmed the guidelines for the forthcoming years: focus on the educational needs of students; ongoing formation in the educative-pastoral communities; Qualification of the pastoral educational proposal in Salesian schools; institutional management of scholastic and vocational training centers.
Quito, Ecuador - August 2018 - From 20 July to 10 August, several Salesians from America met at the "America Salesian Center for Continuing Formation" to reflect on the theme of human mobility and the Salesian mission. The meeting was promoted by the Dicastery for the Missions and was accompanied by Fr Martín Lasarte, SDB, of the same Dicastery, and by other religious and lay experts on the theme of migrations.
Panama City, Panama - August 2018 - Students, staff and teachers of the Don Bosco Technical Institute have animated numerous moments of Eucharistic adoration to ask God for peace in the world, especially for the Nicaraguan brothers subject to persecution. The students prayed for the eternal rest of the young people killed during the clashes and, through sign boards, they sent messages of solidarity and stressed the importance of respect for human rights.
Akure, Nigeria - 21 July 2018 - By the laying on of hands and the consecratory prayer of Msgr. Arogundade Jude, bishop of Ondo, four Salesian deacons in the Province of Anglophone West Africa (AFW) were consecrated priests: Theophilus Ehioghilen, Augustine Njoku, Kenneth Nnadi and John Bosco Okolie. With them, a Salesian cleric, Isaac Eibozele, was ordained deacon.