(ANS – Pasahaur) – It has been noted that child labour in India involves about 60 million children, the so-called “hidden labourers” who in submerged economy do any type of work. Even though the Indian government guarantees free and obligatory education for all children between 6 and 14 years of age and forbids their recruitment, this problem remains one of the greatest plagues of this country.
(ANS – Rome) – From June 17th to 19th, there was the World Encounter of reflection on the “Salesian Rector’s Manual”, which took as a reference the Manual of 1986. The meeting was attended by 20 people; Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, and Fr. Ivo Coelho, General Councillor for Formation, with the team of his Dicastery, were also present at the meeting.
(ANS – Tirana) – A hymn of gratitude, first of all to the Lord, for the Graces he has poured in abundance, and then to all the youth, the staff and the educators who collaborated to fill with significance and service the time of the Academic year. This was the “Thank you Feast”, which was celebrated yesterday, June 20th, at the Salesian house of Tirana, in Albania.
(ANS – Fenegrò) – He was expecting with joy an audience from Pope Francis, to offer him his latest work, representing the Pope welcoming with open hands a family of migrants; but the Lord came to his encounter first. Artist Mario Bogani, author of numerous and famous works, among which many representing don Bosco, went to the House of the Father yesterday, Sunday, June 19th.
(ANS – Kabwe) – In the last years, the situation in Zambia has become critical. For UNICEF “it is one of the poorest countries of the world, with almost 86% of the 10.3 million inhabitants below poverty line”. Life in Zambia flows peacefully among great contrasts. On one side there is great poverty, with people who live in mud houses and with no electricity and the majority of the population cannot afford to buy food and clothing; on the other hand there are also people who purchase designer clothes, smartphones and new luxurious cars.
(ANS – Rome) – A twofold appointment of Salesian Superiors during the last weekend: the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernandez Artime, with the consent of his Council, appointed Fr. Felix Fernandes Avelino, Provincial of India-Panjim (INP), and Fr. Apolinario Ornai Maria Ornai Neto, Superior of the Vice-Province of Indonesia-East Timor (ITM).