(ANS - Seville) - In a wide-ranging interview granted to the Spanish newspaper El Correo de Andalucía, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, addresses highly topical issues - both national, such as the debate on education in Spain, and international, such as the Salesian commitment to the poor during the pandemic. Today we publish the first of the two parts of the interview.

(ANS - Rome) - “We have tried by all means to invite children and young people to be very responsible above all and to follow, as citizens, the indications of the civil and health authorities of each country. In this sense, we have provided, especially to the children of our works, useful pedagogical-educational and didactic indications. When children understand, they are often more attentive than us adults.” Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians, analyzes the Salesian response to the pandemic and its consequences, and applauds young people for their commitment - without forgetting the sacrifice of many of his confreres and the challenges still to be overcome.

(ANS – Fatumaca) – The population of East Timor is about 1.3 million and 60% have less than 24 years of age. So East Timor (Republica Democratica de Timor Leste - RDTL) is an ideal territory for the Salesians. Here is an interview with the Timorese Salesian Brother, Marçal A. Lopes.

(ANS - Rome) - In the context of a pandemic that affects millions of people all over the world, speaking of hope may seem absurd, and thinking of doing it involving thousands of people, even insane. But maybe, instead, it is just a matter of following in the footsteps of a dreamer, Don Bosco. For this reason, the Central Delegate of the Rector Major for the Salesian Family, Fr Joan Lluís Playà, confirms today: “the Salesian Family Spirituality Days 2021 will take place”.

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