(ANS - Quito) - For the Salesians, the media play a fundamental role in the mission of educating and evangelizing young people. It is a legacy received directly from Don Bosco, through the letter on the good press, and which continues to bear fruit even today, as in the case of "Zatti, hermano nuestro", the film released on 11 July last, whose screenwriter and director is Fr Ricardo Cámpoli, SDB.
(ANS - Griskabudis) - On Saturday 25 July the Lithuanian Salesian Family dedicated a day of remembrance and gratitude to the first Lithuanian Salesian, Fr Antanas Skeltys, on the occasion of the 60 years since his death.
(ANS - Tivoli) – A processional luminous cross by the iconographer Domenica Ghidotti was blessed on the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the death of the Servant of God Msgr. Giuseppe Cognata, (22 July 1972). It coincides this year with the announcement of the consent of Pope Francis to the opening of the cause of beatification and canonization of the Salesian bishop. The blessing took place in the Mother House of the Salesian Oblates of the Sacred Heart (SOSC) in Tivoli.
Vietnam – New Councilor for East Asia-Ocenia: "to serve the poorer, respond to urgent needs of poor young people is my dream and challenge"
(ANS - Ho Chi Minh City) - He did not participate in the 28th General Chapter and due to the Covid-19 restrictions, he still resides in Vietnam. But as regards his new position Fr Joseph Nguyen Thinh Phuoc, the new Councilor for the East Asia-Oceania region, has very clear ideas. And today he illustrates them to us.
Italy – 150th anniversary of birth of Fr Pietro Ricaldone
(ANS - Mirabello Monferrato) – Being celebrated - in addition to the centenary of the birth of Fr Egidio Viganò, VII Successor of Don Bosco at the head of the Salesian Congregation - is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Fr Pietro Ricaldone. Rector Major from 1932 to 1951, he was born in Mirabello Monferrato on July 27, 1870. For this occasion, his hometown remembered him with two days of celebration.
Brazil – The great meeting: Don Bosco and ECA's 30 years
(ANS - San Paolo) - Education is a thing of the heart, said Don Bosco. It is an extremely appropriate paradigm to celebrate the 30 years of the Statute of the Child and Adolescent (ECA, in Portuguese), a set of rules of the Brazilian legal system aimed at the integral protection of children and adolescents, which in July celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.