(ANS – Rome) – Integrating in society and offering opportunities to those who are forced to leave their own country because of persecutions and wars: with this perspective, Salesians adopted as their own the slogan of the World Refugee Day promoted by the United Nations, which is celebrated today, June 20th: “With Refugees: We stand with those who are forced to flee”.
(ANS – Giggiga) – “God has joined us so closely to the world around us that we can feel the desertification of the soil almost as a physical ailment,” (Evangelii Gaudium, n° 215). Today, June 17th, is the World Day to Combat Desertification, which – together with drought and the degradation of the soil – constitutes one of the main threats to the health of millions of people in the world. In Ethiopia in the last months there was one of the worst droughts of the last decades; but, thanks to a providential early arrival of the season of rains and to the commitment of many people, among whom Salesians as well, the situation is now more sustainable, even though some criticalities still remain.
(ANS – Madrid) – In a context which is not only European, but global, in which the religious dimension of the human being and even more the Christian formation of children and adolescents are ever more lacking, the Edebé Salesian Publications presents a great project: “Zain”, an innovative project available in Castilian, Catalan, Galician, Valencian and Basque.
(ANS – Vatican City) – Soon there will be the beatification of over 100 martyrs killed in hatred of the faith during the bloody Civil War in Spain. Pope Francis approved the promulgation of the Decree of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in the course of the audience granted to the Cardinal Prefect Angelo Amato, SDB, last Tuesday, June 14th.