(ANS - Hanoi) - During his visit to Vietnam the Rector Major met about 250 Salesians - with specific meetings for the educative communities - and thousands of members of the Salesian Family and young people. At the end of a week spent crossing the entire country from south to north, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime took stock of what he had seen and left some valuable advice on how to continue to nurture the Salesian charism in the country.
(ANS - Tonj) - War and hunger are an old couple. There has always been this way of seeing the problem of hunger as a result of war. The UN talked a few days ago of a "famine in the youngest country in the world, used against civilians as a weapon of war". The basic problem is that it is "an induced war." The question we all ask is: what are we doing?
(ANS - Ciudad Juárez) - They want to take the border away from us! Yes, I say very clearly, they want to take away the border! It may seem a very strange expression and not very correct, but it is an expression full of meaning. And this is why I repeat: they want to take away the border and we will not allow them to!
(ANS - Vatican City) - The Salesians are the children of a migrant, Don Bosco, who came from the rural area of Castelnuovo d'Asti and moved to Turin. The first people he worked for were young migrants and the first missionaries in Argentina had to take care of Italian migrants. But above all, today, the Salesians work with and for migrants, especially children and youth, in all continents. That's why the Salesians are taking part in the International "Migration and Peace" Forum, going on these days (21-22 February) at the Vatican.