My missionary religious life ad gentes started in a similar way to the call of God made to Samuel. With the advice of Eli, the child Samuel has recognised God’s call to him: “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1Sam3,9).

(ANS – Moncucco Torinese) – It was a great popular feast, with over 500 participants coming from the various houses of the zone of Asti and of Turin. It was like seeing Don Bosco again with his children, yesterday, Sunday, June 12th, in Moncucco Torinese, where, close to the Moglia hamlet, there was the inauguration of the restored “Cascina Moglia”, an important and significant place in the formative and vocational journey of young Giovanni Bosco, brought to new life by the association “Don Bosco 2000”.

(ANS – Santiago) – “Why are such actions of vandalism possible in Chile? What is happening to our democratic soul, so respectful of right and so attentive to the violation of fundamental human rights?” In this way manifested his grief the Archbishop of Santiago, Card. Ricardo Ezzati, SDB, during the homily he delivered at the Reparation Eucharist celebrated on Saturday, June 11th, at the “Gratitud Nacional” Temple after last Thursday’s incidents which ended up with the destruction of a crucifix.

(ANS – Alep) – After over five years, the war continues to steep Syria in blood. Military people and politicians of the various fronts continue to pursue their particular goals to the detriment of the common good. And yet there are some who are even more obstinate that they are: they are the Salesians who continue to offer the youth of the martyr city of Alep their summer activities.

(ANS – Lahore) – Salesians in Lahore at present accompany 450 young people in their educational journey, from elementary to high school and to professional formation. The person in charge of this is Fr. Pietro Zago, an Italian Salesian confrère, who is committed with the youth in Pakistan since 1998 and who declared: “We help them to become good Christians and good Pakistanis and to live their faith in joy, but also in the saddest circumstances”. Last May 24th, the first Pakistani Salesian was ordained a priest.

(ANS – Santiago) – During a march of students organized by the Students Confederation of Chile (CONFECH), on Thursday, June 9th, some incidents occurred which finished with the profanation of the ‘Gratitud Nacional’ temple and the destruction of a crucifix that was inside the church which is entrusted to the Salesians and is located in the historical center of the Capital city.


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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