(ANS - Temuco) - Archbishop Héctor Vargas Bastidas, SDB, Bishop of Temuco and Head of Indigenous Pastoral Care of the Chilean Episcopal Conference (CECh), in an interview published by the Diario Austral of the city of Temuco on Sunday 21 June, referred to announcements and promises made to the indigenous world that have remained unfulfilled. He also spoke of the preparation of the National Day of Indigenous Peoples, celebrated June 24th.
(ANS – Yercaud) – In addressing the health and socio-economic crisis caused by Covid-19, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, has repeatedly called on Salesian creativity to identify new, concrete ways to support the most needy. To fulfill this request, on 24 June 2020, the Retreat-Don Bosco inaugurated a livelihood program for those who have lost their jobs or those without any means of survival. Acronymed 'CALLS' is a program for those without any alternative livelihoods.
(ANS - Seville) - On Monday 29 June the third stage of the tour of the King and Queen of Spain in the autonomous community of Andalusia took place, a tour that started after the easing up of the Covid-19 restrictions. Philip VI of Bourbon and Doña Letizia started their stay in Seville, after the previous stops in the Canary and Balearic Islands. They visited the Social Center of the "Fundación Don Bosco", where the Salesian community "Jesús Obrero" is located, in the "Polígono Sur” of the Andalusian capital.
RMG – New Regional Councilor for Interamerica: "We grow in closeness to young people, in the involvement of lay people and in new vocations"
(ANS - Rome) – Mexican, 51, former Provincial of the Mexico-Guadalajara Province (MEG), Fr Hugo Orozco Sanchéz has been the new Councilor for Interamerica since 13 March. He talks to us at ANS and its readers.
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.
Vatican – More weapons or more health for all? The question that world leaders must answer after Covid-19
(ANS - Vatican City) - “If I have a sick person in the family and I need to spend on their care, will I not direct all my resources to the health of my family member? I don't want to trivialize, but we are in the moment in which we must understand where to direct resources in a moment of epochal change.” During a press conference held yesterday at the Vatican, Sister Alessandra Smerilli, Daughter of Mary Help of Christians, who teaches political economy at the Salesians' Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences "Auxilium", indicated the priorities to pursue in the post-pandemic era.