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(ANS - Madrid) - Catholic-inspired education is one of the Church's most important activities in Spain. And it is also one of the activities that brings more economic benefits to society. This is attested by a study on the impact of the Church's educational activity presented by the Office for Transparency of the Spanish Episcopal Conference at the "Santo Domingo Savio" Salesian Institute in Madrid.

(ANS - Rome) – Each year, on May 25, Africa Day is celebrated to commemorate the foundation of the Organization of African Unity (OUA). It is also an important and meaningful date for Salesians, given the presence of hundreds of Salesians working on the continent. According to data, "Africa is growing in Salesian vocations at an accelerated pace compared to the other regions of the Salesian world. It could be considered as the youngest part of the Congregation," explained Fr Silvio Roggia, SDB, of the Dicastery for Formation. "This reality offers possibilities of service in favor of children and young people."

(ANS - Rome) - The blessed, and soon Saint, Pope Paul VI was full of benevolence towards the spiritual Sons of Don Bosco. This predilection, exhibited in many circumstances of his life and his pontificate, was also manifested in the devotion to Mary Help of Christians and in the attention to her anniversaries.

(ANS - Madrid) - In the eight months that he studied Telecommunications in a Vocational Training Center (VTC), Carlos Rodríguez Cecilia, aged 19, learned to transmit telephone signals and to connect local networks. A year ago, however, he was still attending classes in Constitutional Law and Financial Mathematics. "It was all very theoretical and the system did not motivate me much to study. That's why I decided to look for other options," he recalls. Carlos decided to change law for antennas and routers, theory with practice, university with vocational training. "I don't regret it. Today, I'm very happy," he says.

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