(ANS - Foggia) - At the Salesian house "Sacred Heart of Jesus" in Foggia, on Saturday 17 July, the Southern Salesian Province (IME) inaugurated "Casa Gio", the new Housing Community for minors in the presence and with the blessing of the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, accompanied by three General Councilors: the Councilor for the Mediterranean Region, Fr Juan Carlos Pérez Godoy, the Councilor for the Interamerica Region, Fr Hugo Orozco, and the Regional Councilor for Central Europe and North, Fr Roman Jachimowicz.
(ANS - Rome) - A worldwide Salesian film festival, a unique project, first of its kind to involve young people globally to create short films on the theme of hope, is indeed a great initiative that fosters youth leadership, creative engagement, artistic sharing and values. This “Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival” (DBGYFF), is scheduled to take place on 18 and 19 November 2021, in hundreds of locations in 134 countries around the world, in all time zones.
(ANS - Bangalore) - The "Sacred Heart" Salesian Province of India-Bangalore (INK), the Provincial Planning and Development Office (BREADS) and the Youth Commission of the Archdiocese of Bangalore, led by the Salesian, Fr Anil D'Sa, are continuing to work in unity of purpose and with a variety of initiatives to help the population affected by Covid-19 and its consequences. Here is an account of the work done in the last two weeks by the young volunteers under the guidance of Fr D’Sa, as well as the activities carried out by BREADS, directly and through the works of INK.
Spain - Spanish missionary in Senegal, Fr Carlos Berro Indurain, talks about the pandemic and Salesian work in Africa
(ANS - Sarriguren) - Fr Carlos Berro Indurain is a Spanish Salesian missionary in Africa. He has held the role of Provincial Economer in Senegal, in the Salesian presence in Thies, and from August he will go to Gambia. Fr Berro has been in Africa since 1997 and, with the exception of one year spent in Rome, the rest of the years he has spent in Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal; soon he will also get to know Gambia. In recent weeks, he has momentarily returned to his homeland, Navarre, where he gave an interview, published on salesianos.info. A summary is given below.
Slovakia - Pope Francis to meet Roma at Salesian house in Košice-Luník IX
(ANS - Košice) - From the presentation of the program of Pope Francis' apostolic visit to Slovakia from 12 to 15 September 2021, it was announced that on Tuesday 14 September the Holy Father will meet the Roma community at the Salesian house in the Luník IX district in Košice, a suburban neighborhood with the largest Roma population in Slovakia. The Salesians of Don Bosco have been present in the place since 2008. Fr Peter Bešenyei, Delegate for the Pastoral Care of Roma in the Salesian Province of Slovakia (SLK) and Secretary of the Slovak Episcopal Commission for Roma and Minorities, expects the participation of thousands of Roma from all over Slovakia.
East Timor - Learning from each other: Federation of East Timor Past Pupils
(ANS - Dili) - Each event in the East Asia-Oceania Region proves to be a precious charismatic experience, a source of inspiration and wisdom. The recent XII Congress of Don Bosco's Past Pupils of Asia and Oceania, held on June 25 and 26, was no exception.