(ANS - Juba) - Despite South Sudanese political leaders signing the final document of the peace agreements last September 12, skepticism still reigns among people. Often, in the past, the various signed agreements remained dead letters and people's living conditions worsened. Waiting to see what turn the events take, the Salesians continue to do what they have always done, in times of peace or danger: educate the young, especially the most needy.
(ANS - Turin) - "In the name of Don Bosco and in the memory of the first missionary expedition, go and announce to the world's young and poor the joy of the risen Christ!" With these words, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, X Successor of Don Bosco, sent the 25 Salesians and the 11 Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) of the 149th Salesian Missionary Expedition into and across the world.
(ANS - Suva) - In the month in which the Missionary Expedition is celebrated, the Salesian presence in the Fiji Islands has organized two significant initiatives: it involved the religious, youth, and sympathizers of the Salesian center in an ecological mission; and it paid tribute to the spiritual Sons of Don Bosco who implanted the Salesian charism in the archipelago.
(ANS – Nongstoin) – “Don Bosco Technical School” in Nongstoin was inaugurated on Friday 21st September 2018 by Shri Umesh Muktieh, Director of Industries, Government of Meghalaya, in the presence of Bishop Victor Lyngdoh of Jowai Diocese, Fr Paul O Lyngkot Provincial of Shillong Province, Fr George Maliekal former Provincial, Father Wilbert Thyrniang, the Vicar General of Nongstoin Diocese, priests and religious as well as thousands of young people from Pyndenglawar Nongstoin.
(ANS - Rome) - In all the Italian schools, lessons, classwork, sports and recreational activities have started again this year. But there are many children who risk living their school year differently: 1.3 million children are in absolute poverty, more than half of them do not read a book, 1 in 3 do not use the Internet, while over 40% of them do not practice sport (data updated in May 2018). The "Case di Don Bosco" project, carried out in recent years by Salesiani per il Sociale - SCS / CNOS Federation, was created to support these children in difficulty.
(ANS - Vatican City) - In the end, a mission so important and delicate could only be entrusted to Mary Help of Christians: the Madonna of Don Bosco, the Virgin that Pope Francis paid homage to every 24 of the month since even as a bishop in Buenos Aires, and above all, the title to which the millions of Catholics in China are more closely linked. On the occasion of the Provisional Agreement between the Holy See and the People's Republic of China, and at the conclusion of his pastoral letter to the faithful in China, Pope Francis delivers this further step of rapprochement between the Vatican and Beijing to the care of the Celestial Mother.