(ANS - Turin) - The representatives of the Salesians from all over the world have gathered in Valdocco, there to experience General Chapter 28. They speak one single language and walk with one feeling: the young. The Salesian charism, the option for young people, the gift of a great Father, Don Bosco, throbs in their hearts. In an interview conducted by Fr Daniel García, SDB, Fr Pascual Chávez Villanueva, Rector Major emeritus, answers questions beginning from his experience of 12 years of service at the helm of the Congregation and of the last 6 years around the world, on issues touching the lives of the Salesians. His answers invite the Salesians to look to the Congregation from a current perspective "to continue to have efficacy and validity as Salesians of Don Bosco", and to collaborate to "give answers to a changing society and to a world and to a Church that expect, from us, an answer in favor of young people."
(ANS - Turin) - The choice of Valdocco as the venue for the GC28, the expectations for this chapter, the role of young people and lay people, the sense of frontier presence… There is all this and more in the video interview to the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, which opens the ANS column "Chapter Inside", on the Chapter's protagonists. A broad summary of the interview is available below.
(ANS - Darkhan) - Fr Simon Lee, a Salesian missionary from South Korea, has been working in Mongolia for 18 years and has been stationed in Darkhan, in the north-central area of the country for over 12 years. Following Don Bosco's example and his passion for spreading the good press, Fr Lee is giving great impetus to the activities of the local Salesian publishing house, "Don Bosco Media", aware of the importance of this service, especially in a context where the Christian presence is very small (just over 2.2%).