(ANS - Budapest) - "Hungary is currently the world's smallest Salesian Province with only 34 Salesians, but it has a very brilliant future ahead of it. Prior to the advent of the communist regime in 1948, the Hungarian Province had more than 200 consecrated persons, including many missionaries and General Council members. But under - and after - the 40-year regime, vocational promotion was interrupted and the number of Salesians fell considerably. Since 2004, the Rector Major has sent a good number of missionaries from India, Poland and Vietnam. Some very significant Salesian works have been opened, and the recent vocational flow has increased."
(ANS - Tirana) - “What is happening in Albania,” said Pope Francis in Tirana in September 2014, “shows that peaceful and fruitful coexistence between people and communities belonging to different religions is not only desirable but concretely possible.” In preserving and enhancing the values of respect and common commitment to the promotion of human beings, school plays an irreplaceable role. Today, Tirana's great "Don Bosco Center", attended by over 1000 Catholic, Orthodox, and Muslim children and teens, is a happy example.
(ANS - Montevideo) - "It's worth it" is the name of a program that started five months ago. Conducted by a group of young communicators of Salesian inspiration, the program is on the radio frequencies of the Montevideo Archdiocese station: Radio Oriental 770 AM.
(ANS – Korr) – Korr is a desolate desert in the northern frontier district of Kenya. The people are nomadic herdsmen whose lives revolve around water. They keep moving in a never-ending search for water and vegetation. The Salesian Mission of Korr, in the Kaisut Desert, was established in 1980. Since then the sons of Don Bosco have been working with relentless zeal to uplift the people, especially those of the Sambru and Rendire tribes. The challenges are many and complex and the missionaries are faced with emergencies every day.