(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.
(ANS – Tegucigalpa) – According to a report of the World Bank, in Latin America and the Caribbean, there are “20 million young people who neither work nor study”. They are youth exposed in a direct way to the risk of social exclusion and who constitute an important challenge for the Salesians, who try to make up directly for what is not done by the administration and the authorities. This is what is being done by the “San Juan Bosco” Vocational Training Centre (VTC) of Tegucigalpa, committed to “reaching the heart of every young person”.
(ANS – Monrovia) – Human migration is an historical phenomenon that lasted for centuries and caused the growth and prosperity of many countries. But it is a double-edged sword: it has its benefits and its perverse effects. What really matters is creating a safe, free and just society in every country.