(ANS - Jesolo) - Two grand Sunday celebrations with 400 animators involved, 200 budding artists led by a dozen professionals, twelve thousand young participants and above all … no one left behind, or #nessunoescluso, as per the hastag that accompanies the 2017-2018 pastoral proposal of Italy's Salesian Youth Movement (SYM). In this current year that sees the Church reflecting on and with young people, SYM wanted to highlight the feeling of joyful belonging to the Church via the Youth Festival (March 4) and the Festa dei Ragazzi (11 March) promoted by SYM of North-East Italy.
(ANS - Kigali) – Yesterday, March 15, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, the Rector Major, spend the second and last day of his visit to Rwanda almost entirely in Kigali. After the dialogue and mass for young people who came from all over the country, the 10th Successor of Don Bosco spent his time getting to know and encouraging the local Salesian Family.
(ANS - Rome) - Not only good Christians and honest citizens, but also protagonists of innovation and social responsibility. The children who grow up in Salesian schools often distinguish themselves by being able to devise scientific and technological projects that help to build more inclusive and supportive societies. Two new testimonies have just arrived recently from the students of the "Don Bosco" Salesian Institute in Verona, winners of the 2018 edition of the "First® Lego® League Italia", and from students who took part in the 31st edition of the "Premio Nacional Don Bosco" in Spain.
(ANS - Moatize) - Canção Nova, 25th group of the Salesian Family, has landed in Mozambique with a specific mission: to manage "Radio Don Bosco" (RDB), a Salesian radio broadcasting station based in Moatize, in the province of Tete . The two missionaries from Canção Nova, Fr Ademir Lucas and the seminarian Lucas Paulino da Silva, arrived in Maputo on the morning of Saturday 10 March. They were received at the airport by Fr Marco Biaggi, Superior of the Mozambican Vice Province (MOZ).
(ANS - Kabgayi) - "You have chosen a very beautiful Congregation, the same one dreamed of by Don Bosco ... Which tries to take care of young people as he did ... A congregation that needs Salesians who are authentic and available." With these words, yesterday, March 14, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, adressed the Salesian novices of the house "San Luigi Versiglia" of Rango, in Rwanda, where he is for his Animation Visit to the Africa-Great Lakes Region (AGL).
(ANS - Caracas) - Despite Venezuela's socio-economic state of affairs today presents every feature of a humanitarian crisis and emergency, the news media and the world of information have been largely silent. Last week, a small delegation of Missioni Don Bosco, called by the Salesians of Caracas, visited the country and reported their bleak impressions: a widespread lack of food and medicines, combined with the high inflation rates of recent years, make life unsustainable for most of the population; only those who enjoy government privileges are able to access ordinary purchases, while the value of money is practically nil.