(ANS – Accra) – On the 6th day of his landmark visit to West Africa English speaking province, Fr Ángel Fernandez Artime landed at Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana. With his secretary, Fr Horacio López, he was accompanied by the incoming and outgoing Provincials of AFW Province, Frs Michael Karikunnel and Jorge Crisafulli. Despite the late hour, the Provincial house community and other confreres turned out in numbers to meet them.
by Br. Samuel Job, SDB
(ANS – Kuching) – During the weekend, January 24-26, a 'Malaysia Adventure Team' of three Salesians carried out a second historical exploratory trip. This time the non-formal invitation to the Salesians came from Kuching Archbishop John Ha. The FIN provincial Fr Paul Bicomong, his Economer Fr Elu Ulandal, and Fr Noel Villafuerte, a Filipino missionary based in Surabaya (ITM), are happy with the fruits of this short visit.
By F. Noel Villafuerte, SDB
(ANS – London) – Every feast of Don Bosco is a great day of celebration for the Salesians and Salesian Family, for every Salesian Parish and School, but Don Bosco's Day in 2016 was particularly special in Battersea. This weekend saw the completion of the building and the opening of the new Salesian House and the re-launch of the Salesian Mission after 128 years.
(ANS – Vatican City) – The Year dedicated to the Consecrated Life ended Tuesday, 2 February 2016, with a Eucharist celebrated by Pope Francis, in which more than 5000 consecrated persons – the Ordo Virginum and hermits, monks and cloistered nuns, apostolic religious men and women, secular institutes, and the new forms of consecrated life – filled St Peter’s Basilica and overflowed into the piazza outside.
(ANS - San Paolo) - In his message for World Youth Day, the Holy Father wrote to the young. "Dear young people, let us not fill our mouths with beautiful words about the poor! Let’s go and meet them! Let's listen to them! The poor are for us a real opportunity to encounter Christ himself, to touch his suffering flesh." Two young Brazilian women accepted his message and decided to leave as volunteers for Angola.