(ANS - Port Moresby) - In June 1980 the first Salesian missionaries landed in Papua New Guinea. To celebrate this event's 40th anniversary, several celebrations were held last month throughout the territory of the "Blessed Philip Rinaldi" Vice Province of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
(ANS – Rome) – Fr. Ivo Coelho, General Councilor for Formation presents in a short 3-minute video the animation material offered to the Salesian communities and all confreres, to accompany the reading and community sharing on the "Animating and governing of the community - The ministry of the Salesian Rector”.
(ANS - Ivato) - Madagascar boasts a natural heritage that is unique on planet Earth, due to its variety of plants and animals. Unfortunately, it is also one of the world's five poorest countries, where many families survive with a maximum of € 4 per day and only if they find some temporary jobs. In some of these families there is also the problem of alcoholism, which is also widespread among women. And the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting a country already suffering from dengue and malaria. Faced with such a scenario, the spiritual Sons of Don Bosco have not lost heart and have relaunched their initiatives.
RMG – New Councilor for Central and Northern Europe: "We must bring Don Bosco's love to the poorest and most needy young people"
(ANS - Rome) - Among the newcomers to the General Council is Fr Roman Jachimowicz. Fifty-three, from Poland, he comes to ANS readers today to answer a few simple questions.
FALLING STARS FORCE US TO LOOK AT THE SKY
We would spend hours, as children, with eyes that searched the dark sky to catch and surprise falling stars. They said to us, "When you see a falling star, make a wish." But it is always sad to see a star that detaches itself from the sky and falls. Where do falling stars go?
Uruguay – Centenary of Salesian presence in Salto: "Giovanni Cagliero was enchanted by the beauty of the Montevideo bay"
(ANS - Salto) - This year the Salesian presence in Salto celebrates 100 years. The arrival of the first Salesians from Paysandú was remembered on Monday 8 June. In the Salesian parish church of Our Lady of Carmine there is the tomb of the first Salesian who led the mission and the foundation: Fr Agustín Aschieri Fraschieri (1978-1961), for more than forty years Director and Pastor of the Salesian presence.
Brazil – Being Indigenous in world's second most infected country
(ANS - Manaus) - In Brazil, the pandemic is still advancing with great strides: almost 1.5 million infected and 61,884 confirmed victims. Unfortunately, the official data in the second country most severely hit by Covid-19 is not a complete picture of the Brazilian situation.