(ANS – Lahore) – Fr. Noble Lal, the first Pakistani Salesian priest, ordained on May 24th, thus tells us about himself: “I felt a call to serve the Lord since my childhood”.
(ANS – Roma) – Last May 27th there was the conclusion of the first School for Provincial Delegates of Salesian Youth Ministry. 53 Salesians coming from 48 Provinces participated in this event, thus representing at least 5 persons for each of the regions in which the Congregation is divided in the world.
(ANS – Rome) – Also the Salesian Family has its “Euro 2016”: not only for football, but for several disciplines; big stars are not involved, but hundreds of feasting young people; there are no hooligans, no clashes, but athletes and fans who, after the games, gather in “Valdocco” area to pray or to make friends. These are the International Salesian Games, which since a few years are called “PGS-I” (from the Italian acronym “Polisportive Giovanili Salesiane – Internazionali” International Salesian Youth Sports Games).
by Renato Cursi
(ANS – Rome) – Numbers and figures no longer draw our attention, because we are used to listening without seeing the faces. In each face, a story is hidden, wrote Delfina Acosta, a Paraguayan poet: “With a lamp in my hand I gazed at you, O God: and I saw on your face the weeping of a child!” Yes, this is the weeping of millions of children who have no time to play, to laugh, to sing, to share, because they were born to labour. Next Sunday, June 12th, is the “World Day against Child Labour”, while in the world about 250 million children are obliged to work and over 150 millions of them do it in dangerous and risky conditions.