(ANS - Bamako) - The young Salesian Fr Romeo Salami, originally from Benin, but active in Mali - also in the Province of Francophone West Africa (AFO) - tells of the work that the Salesians are doing in this era of the coronavirus and its social consequences. “We are currently focused on responding to the needs of our young people and their families, many of whom are affected by the pandemic,” he says.
(ANS - Turin) - The training course for people wishing to get to know the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) began in Valdocco on Sunday, 13 June. Following the group's own charism, the Eucharist, celebrated in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, and the recitation of the Rosary, were planned before any other activity; only afterwards did the moment of presentation of the path, of knowledge and sharing, begin.
(ANS - Warsaw) - On 19 June the Salesian Missionary Center in Warsaw celebrated its 40th anniversary. For the occasion, a Mass was celebrated at 12 local time, presided over by Msgr. Jerzy Mazur, bishop of Ełk and President of the Commission for Missions within the Polish Episcopal Conference, during which 21 volunteers received their mandate and missionary crosses.
Poland – A new work for Krakow Province 5
(ANS - Szczyrk) - On 5 June 2021 a new building for the Krakow Province (PLS) was inaugurated and blessed: "Dom Rekolekcyjno-Wypoczynkowy dla Młodzieży Górka" (Retreat and Recreation House for Youth), located in Szczyrk, in Southern Poland. Presenting it today is Fr Gabriel Stawowy, Economer of the PLS Province and the intitiative's principal Coordinator.
Brazil – Salesian Forum for Global Educational Pact brings together over 1,200 educators and students
(ANS - Brasilia) - The Salesian Forum for the Global Educational Pact took place online on 17 and 18 June, an event jointly promoted by the Brazil Salesian Network (RSB) Schools and RSB Comunications. The Forum involved educators and students in the commitment to the Global Educational Pact proposed by Pope Francis and renewed their passion for education based on the principles of the new humanism. The event brought together 1,275 students and educators representing 94 RSB schools, as well as special guests and provincial coordinators.
United States – Funding supports most vulnerable during pandemic with food and prevention measures
(ANS – New Rochelle) – When the global COVID-19 pandemic struck and countries began lockdowns, Salesian missionaries around the globe went into action ensuring that those who were impacted in their local communities had the food and hygiene supplies they needed. Missionaries also quickly began to shift how they worked with poor children and their families, including working to provide education online when possible. To aid these efforts, significant funding was needed.