(ANS - Freetown) - Alberto López is a Spanish journalist at the Department of Communication of the Salesian Missions Office in Madrid. A few days ago he visited one of the most inhumane prisons in the world in order to prepare for a documentary on the work of the Salesians with the most disadvantaged young people of Sierra Leone.
(ANS - Cairo) – Two peculiar aspects of the apostolic journey of Pope Francis to Egypt on 28-29 April, in the name of ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, should be noted. Both of them were mentioned by the Pope in his speech at the International Conference for Peace at Al-Azhar Islamic University in Cairo: the fact that authentic interreligious dialogue requires first of all the "duty of identity", and the role of education.
(ANS – Tijuana) – Between May 2016 and January 2017, a Haitian tsunami hit Tijuana. These migrants arrived dizzy, exhausted, cold, hungry, and broke after their threemonth land journey from Brazil. Some were sick. Some had delivered babies or miscarried en route. Some had buried their dead along the way or watched helplessly as loved ones were swept away by swollen rivers. Some left their dead to rot in the woods. Some were stripsearched, robbed, raped, or exploited as they traveled through Central America.
(ANS - Buenos Aires) - According to several psychologists and sociologists, in today’s world the father figure has lost his role and vanished from the symbolic family universe.
By Fr Juan Picca, SDB