(ANS – Rome) – In view of the 28th General Chapter of the Congregation, the Salesians of Don Bosco convene a Press Conference to illustrate the different realities in which they operate throughout the world and what the strengths and challenges, new opportunities and risks for the Congregation in today's social and ecclesial context are. The invitation to journalists and media is for Thursday 23 January, 11:00 am, at the Salesian Central Office, "Sacro Cuore" house, in Rome.
(ANS - Turin) - Continue to grow as Don Bosco's Family; implement the "politics of the Our Father" in the various realities and with their own characteristic features; give visibility to the good that is accomplished. These are the three concluding messages that Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians and center of unity of the Salesian Family, launched yesterday, Sunday 19 January, from the stage of the Valdocco theater, at the end of the XXXVIII Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family.
(ANS - Turin) - "Solidaridad Don Bosco", a Spanish Salesian NGO, together with the Andalusian Agency for International Development Cooperation (AACID), is supporting the project "Strengthening the production chain of aromatic plants" in the indigenous communities of Salinas de Guaranda (Ecuador), being brought forward by FFSS, the "Salesian Family of Salinas Foundation". In early January, several leaders of the Spanish NGO went to the site to accompany the project up close.
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.