(ANS - Rome) - Yesterday, Wednesday 14 July, at the Salesian Headquarters in Rome, the Rector Major welcomed the mayor of Andria, Giovanna Bruno, a Salesian Cooperator. Marked by great cordiality, the visit was propitiated by Fr Juan Carlos Pérez Godoy, Councilor for the Mediterranean Region, who had had the opportunity to meet her during his Extraordinary Visitation made in recent months to the Southern Italy Province (IME).
(ANS - Rome) - The Basilica of Don Bosco in Rome, the capital's most populous parish, has recently received visits from important Salesian figures: the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, accompanied by other members of the General Council of the Congregation; and Msgr. Alberto Lorenzelli, SDB, auxiliary bishop of Santiago de Chile. Thanks to their presence and animation, the educative-pastoral community felt encouraged to continue in its focus and service to the needs of minors and their families, especially in these difficult times caused by the pandemic.
(ANS - Foggia) - In Foggia – a city which according to the latest ranking drawn up by the Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore is the worst for the well-being of children - the Salesians are present with a work that includes a parish, the oratory and the “Sacro Cuore” association; it will soon also host a family home. Due to the forthcoming opening of this new structure designed in favor of the most disadvantaged minors, a conference entitled: "Child educational poverty: reflections and experiences" is scheduled for this Friday 16; on Saturday, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, accompanied by the Councilor for the Mediterranean Region, Fr Juan Carlos Pérez Godoy, will visit and bless the new family home called “Casa Gio”.
(ANS - Rome) - On Wednesday 23 June 2021, the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, received a Maltese delegation at the Salesian Headquarters in Rome: the Minister for Tourism Hon. Clayton Bartolo, dr. Frank Zammit, Ambassador of Malta to the Holy See, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, dr. Ronald Mizzi, and the Head of Cabinet.
(ANS – Rome) - Every 24th of June, the Salesian congregation celebrates the figure of the Rector Major, Successor and Continuer of the person of Don Bosco. With the participation of all the confreres from the communities belonging to the RMG, the feast took place in the evening at the Generalate, with the Holy Mass in the Sacred Heart Basilica, followed by felicitations and moments of fraternity.
(ANS – Rome) – The Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, sent a message of thanks and encouragement to the Past Pupils who tomorrow and the day after (June 25-26) will participate, in digital mode, in the XII Congress of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco of the Asia and Oceania Region. "We must be moved by hope in all possible senses of this sentence," he says.
Bolivia - A life at the service of the “Kameños”: interview with Fr Miguel Ángel Aimar Bruno
(ANS - Cochabamba) - Fr Miguel Angel Aimar Bruno, a Salesian, has been a missionary in Bolivia for 44 years. Born in 1945 in Busca, in the province of Cuneo, to an Argentine father and an Italian mother, he was ordained a priest on 28 June 1975 and is currently part of the Salesian Community of Kami (Cochabamba). Since arriving in Bolivia, he has dedicated his life in the service of the "Kameños".
Brazil – "UniSALESIANO" promotes 1st International Congress on Education Technology
(ANS - Araçatuba) - The "UniSALESIANO" Salesian Catholic University Center, belonging to the Brazil-Campo Grande Province (BCG) and with offices in Araçatuba and Lins, has organized its 1st International Congress on Educational Technology (ISCED) from 13 to 15 October. The goal of the event, which will take place digitally and which features over 90 conferences, is to offer interesting reflections and ideas for a truly transforming and enriching education, and which are of interest to those who always want to stay up to date in the latest technology and trends.
Colombia – Cali: Former child soldiers wear Don Bosco's "uniform"
(ANS - Cali) – Colombia’s guerrilla warfare began in 1952 and has caused over 300,000 deaths, while at the same time fueling the growth of powerful drug cartels. At the “Don Bosco Center” in Cali, however, young people who have known nothing but guerrillas and guerilla warfare are welcomed and accompanied on their path towards rehabilitation.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
AFTER THE TSUNAMI
The pandemic has changed the way in which we relate with the world, others, and ourselves. We need to rebuild and to begin again in greater solidarity and with greater awareness so as to rebound from a silent calamity marked by pain, confinement, struggle, and fear. What would Don Bosco do if he were alive today?