(ANS - Brussels) - Thursday 11 April, at the headquarters of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) in Brussels, "Don Bosco International" (DBI) promoted a meeting dedicated to the reflection on the Synod of the Bishops on "Young people, faith and vocational discernment" according to a socio-political perspective. A few days after the promulgation of the "Christus vivit" of Pope Francis, the DBI has thus contributed to bringing young people and synodality to the heart of European institutions.
(ANS – Bruxelles) – The first week of April was very intense in the European Institutions, and the Don Bosco International welcomed various Salesian guests. On April 2 and 3, the European Commission hosted the 12th Edition of the Forum on the Rights of the Child. Salesians were meaningfully represented by Fr Antoine Farrugia from Maltese Vice-province, Hélène Muller from Don Bosco Action Sociale – France–Belgium South, and DBI Executive Secretary, Angel Gudiña.
(ANS -São Paulo) - With a number of events and activities, the first centenary of the "Instituto Dom Bosco" (IDB) in São Paulo, Brazil, was celebrated in the past few days, its symbol a leafy and imposing tree called "jequitibá". March 19 was an important date, as it commemorates the day of its foundation, during which it was recalled that the "giant IDB tree" is still alive and present in the lives of thousands of young people, in a "significant and very special way". But the institute celebrated the feast throughout the month of March, including performances of art, music and theater.
(ANS - Maynooth) - On the weekend from 5 to 7 April, a meeting in the "Saint Patrick" Province of Ireland (IRL) brought together the missionaries of Project Europe active in Ireland, Belgium and Hungary; with them, the spiritual Sons of Don Bosco engaged locally in sharing the Salesian charism; and Salesians currently studying English in Ireland.