San Benito Petén, Guatemala - March 2018 - During the Holy Week a group of ten young people collaborated in the Salesian parish of San Benito Petén and, together with Salesian aspirants and five other parish youths, also went on a mission to the villages of the parish territory.
Gabutu, Papua New Guinea - 7 April 2018 - With the theme of the Strenna 2018 of the Rector Major "Lord, give me this Water. We cultivate the art of Listening and Accompanying", the annual meeting of the Salesian Family of Papua New Guinea took place. Fr Alfred Maravilla, Superior of the PGS Vice Province, presided at the concluding Eucharist during which ten people made their promise as new members of the Association of Salesian Cooperators.
Punta Arenas, Chile - April 2018 - Fr Guillermo Basañes, General Councilor for Missions, is on an extraordinary visit to the Province of Chile. The first visit took place in the Magallanes region from 2 to 4 April, where he met the areas religious community, led by Fr Vicente Soccorso, the governing Council of the San José high school and the Don Bosco Institute. He then spent time in speaking with pupils and young people belonging to the Salesian Youth Movement. On the last day Fr Basañes visited the bishop of Punta Arenas, the Salesian Msgr. Bernardo Bastres, and the community of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.
Dublin, Ireland - April 2018 - From 3 to 6 April, Fr Filiberto González, General Councilor for Social Communication, made an Animation Visit to the Salesian Province of Ireland (IRL). The Councilor was welcomed on arrival by Fr Eunan McDonnell, IRL Provincial, with whom he shared some reflections regarding the current situation and the future plans of the Province. The next day he met with the young Salesians, guiding them in a reflection on communication, sharing experiences and thoughts. He then visited several projects together with Fr Lukasz Nawrat, Provincial Delegate for Social Communication, including "Radio Maria Ireland" and "Shalom World TV Ireland". Fr González dedicated the last day of his visit entirely to the Salesian Bulletin.