(ANS - Rome) – Released at the beginning of July was the video interview with the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, and the Councilor for Formation, Fr Ivo Coelho, presenting the document “Animating and Governing the Community - The Ministry of the Salesian Rector.” On Thursday 24 September an interview with Fr Stefano Martoglio, Vicar of the Rector Major, and Fr Coelho will be available on the first of the three parts of the document entitled "The Salesian consecrated identity."
(ANS – Sherbrooke) – Fr. Romeo Trottier, SDB, passed serenely from Sherbrooke, QC, into eternity at 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, September 13. In faith, we trust that he didn’t stop at the Pearly Gates but continued until he reached the Salesian Garden and was welcomed by Don Bosco, the Madonna, and the pantheon of holy Salesians.
(ANS - Antananarivo) - Madagascar is also still struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only because the new coronavirus has infected 15,925 people with 216 victims in the country, but also because the lack of international tourists due to the blocking of flights and travel has generated enormous problems for the tourism industry and all the related activities it generates. Faced with this situation, the Salesians have worked out a detailed plan to help, as far as possible, the people most in need, starting with those closest to their environments.
(ANS - Mumbai) - A group of children from a slum located near Mumbai, with the mobile phone of one of their parents, hunger in their bellies and enthusiasm in their hearts, reinvented Don Bosco's oratory at the time of Covid-19: 4 or 5 very young people gave birth to the “Don Bosco E-Oratory” of Navi Mumbai, an online oratory whose beneficiaries are scattered throughout various states of India. Every day there are about 250 children and young people who "attend", even thousands of kilometers away from each other.
(ANS - Curitiba) - "Rádio Dom" is a Salesian, social and youth communication vehicle that was established in 2017 in the city of Curitiba, in the State of Paranà, with the intention of being a bridge between the voiceless and society. In this commitment to promote freedom, dignity, youth leadership and fostering the discovery of oneself and one's talents, the radio station promotes the vitality of many adolescents and young people in a state of vulnerability by providing socio-educational resources. Now “Rádio Dom” becomes part of the “Brazil Salesian Network of Social Action”, thus giving greater impetus to the dissemination of the various initiatives carried out by Salesian social works.