(ANS - Arequipa) - There are worrying data on the condition of children and adolescents in Peru. More than 120,000 teenagers are working instead of studying. Every day you can meet thousands of children working in the street. Some sell candy, others shine your shoes. The Salesians of Peru have chosen to change the lives of thousands of youngsters. Now after 33 years they have come together for a meeting in Arequipa, the city where the first Don Bosco House was founded in 1983.
(ANS – Genzano, Rome) – When Don Bosco arrived in Turin, he came up against a hell. Don Cafasso led him to the streets to let him know the reality. Don Bosco saw the real and true misery: slavery, prison, people sentenced to death, exploited children, abandoned youth without their parents, without a home, without education, without religion. After more than one hundred years, the Sons of Don Bosco continue to live this drama of the youth, but give it some responses. The Salesian novices of Genzano, in Rome, want to be another Don Bosco in our time.
(ANS – Mumbai) – The major commissions of the Salesians in India like “Don Bosco Action India”, the national network for social development; “Don Bosco Tech”,that focuses on skilling India; “Forum of Young at Risk” and others met at the Don Bosco Provincial House in Mumbai on February 26, for their fifth annual meeting.
Italy – Religious publishing. Fr Costa, SDB: "Against the crisis: cultural initiatives and education to reading"
(ANS - Catania) - "It is possible to sell books in different versions and formats, but the problem of the (current) crisis is in the drop in the number of readers," said Fr Giuseppe Costa, a Salesian, professor and publishing expert, for ten years the director of the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican publishing company, who discusses the current state of the book market in the Catholic world, amid challenges and new proposals.
2020: "Young people on the front line"
Which young people should be the protagonists of history?
Young agnostics? Yes.
Young people who have a lukewarm faith? Yes.
Young people who have estranged themselves from the Church? Yes.
Every young person has something to say to others, to adults, to priests, to nuns, to bishops and to the Pope.
India – Sacred Heart Novitiate turns 25 in Province of St Joseph, Hyderabad
(ANS – Manoharabad) – The Sacred Heart Novitiate Manoharabad of the Province of St. Joseph Hyderabad celebrated its Silver Jubilee on 11th January 2020. Celebrations started with the Holy Eucharist presided by Most Rev. Thumma Bala, the Archbishop of Hyderabad diocese, concelebrated by Rev. Father Thathireddy Vijaya Bhasker, Provincial, Fr Jose Mathew, the delegate for formation of South Asia, Fr John Samala, the first Novice Master, Fr K.M. Sebastian and Fr Sebastian John, the latter Novice Masters, Fr Noel, the 3rd Provincial of Hyderabad Province, other Priests who worked in the Novitiate as administrators, as well as other Salesian Priests, priests, other religious.
Italy – Head, heart and hands for deeply human communication
(ANS - Rome) - Our communication is increasingly mediated by electronic devices that connect us to the network and that modify our perception not only of reality, but also of interpersonal relationships. More and more various types of Artificial Intelligence manage many of our activities, get to know us by tracing our network activities and are used to influence our behavior. It is no wonder that economic-financial and political powers are interested in using the cognitive, analytical and predictive power of algorithms.