(ANS - Brasilia) - The crypt dedicated to the "Saint of Young People" was inaugurated on August 27 in the Shrine of Don Bosco in Brasilia. Hundreds of young people gathered to celebrate this great event. "America has been privileged with the Relic of Saint John Bosco in Panama and Brazil. Inside the urn is a piece of Don Bosco's right arm, the same arm he used to bless, serve, reconcile, and remove thousands of young people from poverty. We want Saint John Bosco to be imitated in his love for Jesus Christ, "said Fr Orestes Fistarol, Provincial of Belo Horizonte.
(ANS - Granada) - "We are hearts with hope" is the theme chosen to promote the solidarity campaign the sixth grade pupils of the “San Juan Bosco” Salesian College in Granada have organized for the benefit of 100 children attending the special needs school "San Vicente de Paúl", located in the "La Sabaneta" district, one of the City of Granada's vulnerable districts.
(ANS - Nova Xavantina) - The territory inhabited by the Xavante of Mato Grosso, Brazil, is hilly with large highland plateaus. The flora consists of tropical forest and wormwood, the savanna with low-pitched plants. This natural environment is their "cosmic house", part of the same intimate life, and inspiration of ritual and religious symbolism. Seasonal rhythms mark collective life, both in hunting and harvesting, in terms of nutrition, ritual and religious life, and migrations.
(ANS –Tokyo ) - 19 August 2017 - Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai SDB, Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples visited Japan from 12th to 19th August, 2017. The main purpose of his visit was to participate in the “2nd Papa Francesco Volunteer Service Camp” being held in Nagasaki since 16th August.
(ANS - Cumbayá) - The Salesian Family Missionary Youth Volunteering Project – Ecuador - was established in 1972 with just two young people at the Mary Help of Christians in Cuenca. It was the starting point for this social care initiative which grew year after year, connecting young people who unselfishly gave a year of their lives to helping society's more vulnerable people.