(ANS - Palabek) - In Uganda no Covid-19-related deaths have been recorded so far, although there are currently 696 confirmed cases of infection. "It's difficult to raise awareness among a population that has not yet personally witnessed the impact of a pandemic of this type," explain the Salesians active in the refugee camp of Palabek, which currently houses 56,000 people and is obviously a place at great risk.
(ANS - Rome) - From Monday 17 February to Friday 29 May 2020 the annual Permanent Formation Course for vocational formators of consecrated life of the diocesan clergy and for animators of religious communities took place at the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS ) in Rome. It was promoted by the Department of Formation of the Salesian Congregation in collaboration with the Institute of Vocational Pedagogy of the Faculty of Educational Sciences.
(ANS - Rome) - During the General Council's summer session, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, with the consensus of his council, appointed Fr Chaban Mychaylo as Provincial of the Ukrainian Vice-Province of the Greek Catholic rite "Mary Help of Christians" (UKR ) based in Lviv, for the 2020-2026 term.
RMG – New Regional Councilor for South Asia: "We want to transform the lives of at least half a million young people"
(ANS - Rome) - The 28th General Chapter has profoundly renewed the General Council of the Salesian Congregation. For this reason, today we begin, with Fr Biju Michael, Regional Councilor for South Asia, a series of interviews designed to get to know the new Councilors who assist the Rector Major in the animation and government of the Congregation a little better.
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.
Argentina – De Agostini, the priest who climbed in his cassock and discovered Patagonia's most remote places
(ANS - Buenos Aires) - Photographer, cartographer and tireless explorer, the Salesian Fr Alberto De Agostini landed in Punta Arenas, in the Chilean Patagonia, in 1910. He settled in that region and for almost fifty years he explored the southern territories of Chile and Argentina. A staunch defender of Indigenous peoples, he was the first cartographer of that land and left a legacy printed in travel guides, chronicles and impressive photographs.