RMG - April 22, 2022: Earth Day. Salesian Family - TOGETHER - for a better world

22 April 2022

(ANS - Rome) - "Don Bosco would ask us today: what are you doing to guarantee a dignified future for young people?" The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, on Earth Day, which is celebrated today, April 22, launches a very important message to the entire Salesian Family: to work together in Integral Ecology for a just and sustainable world to be delivered into the hands of our young people. Through a video, prepared by the Youth Ministry Sector of the Salesian Headquarters, the whole Salesian Family, under the guidance of the Rector Major, joins Pope Francis in the path traced by the Encyclical Laudato Sì, as it is clear by now that it is no longer possible to close our eyes to the socio-environmental crisis that affects our Common Home and its inhabitants.

"We have the task of educating to respect life, in all its forms. In our schools and universities, in our oratories and parishes, we meet thousands of young people, we help them grow and accompany them on the path of life. To them we must convey positive values and deliver a more just, equitable, and liveable world," the 10th Successor of Don Bosco states clearly.

And in this appeal, the Rector Major is not alone: Sister Chiara Cazzuola, Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians joins the words of Fr. Á.F. Artime: "The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians walk with the whole Salesian family on the path of integral ecology. We believe that the world is a marvelous gift to be cared for and safeguarded." And so do the Salesian Cooperators, the Past Pupils, the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) who wish to represent here, in this short video, the whole family of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello.

All together they invite us to act concretely and to subscribe to the Laudato Sì Platform of Initiatives launched by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development: https://piattaformadiiniziativelaudatosi.org/

The video-message of the Rector Major is available on YouTube with the original in Italian, and subtitles in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese.

For more information, contact Emanuela Chiang, contact person for Integral Ecology - Youth Ministry Sector: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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