(ANS - Turin) - The community of the Salesian Institute of Valsalice in Turin has collected €15,000 to help the earthquake victims in central Italy. Bishop Domenico Pompili of the diocese of Rieti which includes some of the territory most affected, went to the Institute to collect the money and talk to the students.
(ANS - Calulo) - José Simon Galarza was born in Argentina. In 1970, as a student, he had the blessing of meeting a Salesian educator, Brother Andrés Rafael Randisi. "This Salesian put in my heart the seed of service. Now, after many years I went to Angola to meet him and get to know his silent missionary work."
(ANS - Natal) - "When I was a teenager thinking about my future I imagined myself as a psychologist or a lawyer. When I was 22 I found a photo of a girl in Latin America that touched me deeply. Her sad eyes seemed to ask: 'Who will take care of me?'. Instinctively, my heart said, 'do not worry, little one, I'll take care of you'. And since then my life has not been the same." Fr James Begni is a Salesian missionary in Brazil working among children and young people just as he had dreamed.
(ANS - Rijeka) - The Salesians have been in Croatia since 1914. The country has experienced great changes in this period, with the dictatorship, the war of independence, and so on. The testimony of Fr Goran Antunovic, 32 year-old Salesian working in Rijeka (Fiume), provides an overview of the current situation.