(ANS – Brno) – Czech Salesians have focused on preventing sexual abuse and helping its victims. They set up a special page for this on their SDB.cz website. In this interview (today the first part, ed.) Fr. Vojta Sivek SDB, the vice-provincial and delegate for Youth Ministry, explained to us how abuse can be effectively prevented and what follows if it does occur.
(ANS - Rome) - “Covid forces us to change the ways in which to be close to the young, much more online and much less courtyard, but this does not change our spirit and our mission.” On the eve of the feast day of the Founder of the Salesian Congregation, Sunday 31 January, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, spoke with Famiglia Cristiana, the leading Italian Catholic weekly, which publishes the interview in the issue in newsstands starting today.
(ANS - Rome) - A few days after the closure of the Salesian Family Spirituality Days 2021, held online for the first time, the Rector Major Fr Àngel Fernàndez Artime speaks. “This pandemic that is afflicting our humanity will end but there are other chronic pandemics that as Christians we have a duty to help eradicate: wars, mafias, hunger, poverty that is dehumanizing those forced to immigrate to give a future to their children and are tortured or die in the cold, youth unemployment ... Here, then, is our task where as the Salesian Family we are called to be present: to give hope and work for justice to 'give more to those who have had less', as Don Bosco recommended and Pope Francis reminds us.”