(ANS – Tonj) – Salesian missionaries have been working in Tonj, a town in the northwest region of South Sudan, for several years. Their focus has been on providing education and social development services for poor youth through the operation of primary and secondary schools and youth centers. In addition, the missionaries operate several medical clinics, including a leprosy clinic, as well as a hospital.
(ANS – Rome) – The fundamental link between Youth Ministry and Family Ministry was put again at the centre of Salesian reflection by the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, with the Strenna 2017. But it is quite some time that diverse realities of the Salesian Family realise paths and proposals to accompany the families in today’s challenges. Some of these initiatives are being presented now at the Days of Spirituality of the Salesian Family 2017.
“We are facing the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. And, above all, this is not only a crisis of numbers; it is also a crisis of solidarity”, categorically stated Ban Ki Moon, former General Secretary of the United Nations.
(ANS - Turin) - A shed in the courtyard at Valdocco: it was here in 1846, in the heart of Turin suffering from social inequality, that Don Bosco founded his first oratory. In this same place (albeit now greatly changed) more than a century and a half later stands the headquarters of "Don Bosco Missions", committed to supporting Salesian works in the five continents.