(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.
(ANS - Port Louis) - "To give a human, religious and professional formation, to offer work and dignity to young people who are the most beautiful part of this island." This is the dream of Fr Maurizio Rossi, on a mission in the center of the Indian Ocean, in the archipelago of the Mauritius Islands. As a good spiritual Son of Don Bosco he has an eye towards the poorest disadvantaged children, those who "are rejected and marginalized because they are Creoles and children of poor families."
(ANS - Rome) - "Due to the uncertain health situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sending ceremony of the 151st Salesian Missionary Expedition will not be held this September 2020," announces Fr Alfred Maravilla, General Councilor for the Salesian Missions. The ceremony, he continues, "will be postponed to another date, to the early part of 2021, perhaps around Easter, depending on how the pandemic develops. For now, everything is so uncertain due to the current world situation." Yet all this does not mean a less missionary commitment from the Congregation, quite the opposite! Here is how Fr Maravilla illustrates the prospects for the next pastoral year.
(ANS - Lviv) - From 1 to 22 July, from the Salesian parish in Lviv, the Salesians carried out the "Summer Youth Camp" online, on Telegram, with the religious who helped over 70 young animators, divided into 22 teams, to animate several hundred children and young children. "Every day the kids discover something new about love, hope and faith," explains Fr Taras Bayovsky, Director of the Oratory and of the Catechetical School of St Domenico Savio, who today presents us with this daring experiment, which has had a lot of success.