Puerto Natales, Chile - April 2018 - On 6 and 7 April, hundreds of young people lived the experience of the Campo Bosco at the "Salesian High School Monneñor Fagnano". During the formative phase, the young people learned to transmit the center's history and the fundamental features of Salesian Spirituality, so as to live it day by day. The activities were animated by 41 young people from the Don Bosco Institute of Punta Arenas belonging to the Salesian Apostolic Communities (CAS), of the Salesian Youth Movement, in collaboration with the CAS of Puerto Natales, led by director Constanza Vasquez.
Copacabana, Colombia - April 2018 - On the evening of 9 April, the community of the "Felipe Rinaldi" post-novitiate of Copacabana, near Medellín, received the visit of Fr Jaime Morales, Superior of the Salesian Province of Colombia-Bogotá (COB). After a meeting with all the Salesians, he offered the traditional "good night" thought and gave an interview to the post-novitiate radio station. The following day he presided at the Eucharist with the Salesians of the Bogotá Province.
Niterói, Brazil - March 2018 - Former Real Madrid soccer player Júlio Cesar Correia, ambassador of the "Real Madrid Foundation", visited the "Mamma Margherita" Youth Center and Oratory in Niterói to learn about the work of the Salesians, spend time with the young, tell them his story, and to reflect on the importance of continuously struggling to achieve one's dreams and goals. Since 2013, the "Fundación Real Madrid" has been bringing forward the "Sport for Peace" project which involves many other institutions.
Hong Kong - April 2018 - A seminar on the Salesian Youth Ministry was held in Shaikeiwan from April 4 to 6. Chaired by Fr Fabio Attard, General Councilor for Youth Ministry, over 90 participants attended including Salesians, FMAs, members of the Salesian Family and collaborators of the missions of various Salesian works. The meeting's main theme was "Salesian Youth Ministry - The Framework of Reference", from the book published in 2013 by the Department for Youth Ministry, which presented the guidelines and references for the animation of the Youth Ministry in various contexts of the Salesian world.