(ANS - Rabaul) - "Can a bishop look away? Can a religious worker pretend that these injustices are not happening? Defending a vulnerable and helpless population, such as that of West Pomio, is a mandate from the Gospel, just like educating young people and treating the sick." Archbishop Francesco Panfilo, Salesian Archbishop of Rabaul, reiterates his commitment to the indigenous peoples of West Pomio and firmly denounces the expulsion of a foreign collaborator, Douglas Tennent, active and at work in the archdiocese for many years, and now deported for "having been implicated in sensitive issues affecting landowners."
(ANS - Gradignan) - The Don Bosco Salesian social assistance work in Europe and around the globe welcomes many migrant minors and carry out invaluable integration work to facilitate these young people finding their place in their host country.
(ANS - Rome) - Yesterday, June 12, was the International Day Against Child Labor. Promoted by the International Labor Organization (ILO), its aim is to raise awareness of this issue and fight this plague present across the globe, and especially in the poorest countries. In 2017, as per ILO guidelines, the day was devoted to "children in conflict countries."
(ANS - Sunyani) - Ghana is one of the West African countries most affected by migration. The Brong Ahafo region, with a strong rural vocation, is, among other things, the most involved. Through the Stop Trafficking program, the Salesians intend to offer young people the opportunity to remain in the place where they were born and raised, through the development of sustainable agricultural projects.