(ANS - Guayaquil) - Tania, Melanie, Nicole, Alex, Darío, Héctor, Wagner, Elian, Jandry, Amely, Brithany, Damaris, Jeremy, Lexer, Neicer, Kelly, Daniela, Andrés, Jaxon, Boris, Pablo, Jostin and Ariel are 23 of the 160 protagonists of the XI Mundialito of the Salesian Proyecto Ecuador. They gathered at the "Don Bosco House" in Guayaquil, where from 19 to 21 July the football championship called the Salesian Mundialito was held for children and street children.
(ANS - Santiago de Chile) - On Sunday 24 August 2014, the Salesian Fr Mario Scomparin, Italian, a missionary in Chile, received a first recognition for his missionary service and on the occasion declared: "During these 50 years I have always been a missionary. In the places where I have worked, I felt like a missionary and I brought the Word of God." For his pastoral work and his dedication to service among people, he will now be awarded with the "Santiago Apostle Cross".
(ANS - Verona) - In Italy there are many women who live in precarious conditions: there are those who have problems with drug addiction or psychiatric problems, those who live on the streets or have a complex family situation. These fragile women ask for the help of someone who values them, starting from their abilities, making them regain their dignity and self-confidence. In Verona there is Café Bijoux, a female artistic workshop established with the aim of welcoming and have women in difficulty work, supported by Salesians for the Social - SCS-CNOS Federation.
(ANS - Masaya) – Last July 15, in what appears to be a planned attack by paramilitaries, the car in which the Salesian bishop Mgr. Juan Abelardo Mata Guevara was hit by a barrage of bullets fired by an armed group on the road connecting the capital of Managua to Masaya. The bishop and his driver escaped miraculously unharmed, while the car's windows and two tires were destroyed by a dozen bullets.
(ANS - Rome) – The 34th Permanent Formation Course for vocational formators of consecrated life, diocesan clergy and community animators is scheduled from February 18 to May 31, 2019, at the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS). This course is always a highly appreciated service to the Church, to the Dioceses and, especially, to Consecrated Life.
(ANS - Vatican City) - On 20 July, during the visit the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, accompanied by Fr Pierluigi Cameroni, Postulator General, and Dr Lodovica Maria Zanet, a Postulator collaborator, made to Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the volume of the Positio super Vita, Virtutibus et Fama Sanctitatis of the Servant of God Ignazio Stuchlý, Professed Priest of the Society of St. Francis of Sales, was presented.