(ANS - Rome) - The latest video recorded by the Rector Major for the quarterly column "Cari Confratelli, or Dear Confreres" is available online today, Thursday 28 February. Made during the World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama, it is a warm call to the Salesians to live, following the example of Don Bosco, in total dedication to the young.

(ANS - Vatican City) - For the students of the Pontifical universities, including the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), it is certainly good news: in recent days an agreement was signed between the Italian State (Ministry for Instruction, University and Research - MIUR) and the Holy See (Congregation for Catholic Education - CEC) on the mutual recognition of their respective University degrees. The students of all the educational centers will thus benefit from this agreement, as they will be able to carry out their studies in the Pontifical centers or in the Italian ones, knowing they can enjoy the same mutual guarantees.

(ANS - Paris) - The Animation Visit of the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, in the Province of France-South Belgium (FRB) concluded recently. Gaining knowledge of the realities of Salesian social initiative in these two countries, together with the meeting with the young and the Salesian Family, marked his days in the aforesaid Province. After a brief stop in Rome, from tomorrow, February 28, he resumes travel. In the evening, the Rector Major will arrive in Vienna to begin a new visit to the Austrian Province.

(ANS - Bari) - "Networking", proposing alternative models and values, recalling politics to its responsibilities, but also being less bigoted and more concrete. These are some actions that could counteract the phenomenon of "baby gangs" and the attraction of criminal organizations at every latitude. The issue was discussed Friday, February 22, at the Salesian center of Bari, during the conference "Baby Gang and Organized Crime: what answers from the educating community?"

(ANS - Salta) - The project "Amarrando Redes de Solidaridad" (tying solidarity networks), carried out by the Planning and Development Office of the North Argentina Province (ARN), is now eight years old. The ARN project area has now launched the video presentation of "Amarrando Redes de Solidaridad", created in collaboration with the communication team. This year the work of the "San José" Vocational Training Center (CFP) in Salta is being presented.

(ANS - Dili) - Less than a year after the invitation from Fr Apolinario Neto, Superior of the Vice Province of Timor-Leste (TLS), two young volunteers from the "Cagliero Project" - the missionary voluntary program of the Australian Province - arrived in East Timor, respectively in Los Palos and Dili. They are Keith Collins, from Perth, and Alasdair O'Brien from Melbourne, who already live in their respective communities and wanted to share their first impressions.


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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