Mexico: Padre Chava Refectory Welcomes First Migrants of Caravan

15 Nov 2018

Padre Chava Refectory Welcomes First Migrants of Caravan (ANS – Tijuana – November 14) – The Salesians’ Father Chava Refectory in Tijuana, on the border between Mexico and the United States, is currently receiving hundreds of migrants who are part of the caravan of people intending to seek asylum in
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The Synod Leaves Proposals and Challenges for the Church and Salesian Family

07 Nov 2018

(ANS – Vatican City – November 2) – In this second part of the interview granted to ANS, Fr. Rossano Sala, SDB, special secretary for the Synod of Bishops on Youth, outlines several proposals of the Final Document and gives an overview of the participation and contribution of the Salesian
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Fifth Cooperators World Congress Offers a New Vision

01 Nov 2018

  by Thomas Aquinas Lee and ANS (AustraLasia and ANS– Rome – October 28) – The four short days of the Fifth World Congress of the Salesian Cooperators Association (October 25-28) in Rome were a time of hard work, sharing, discernment, and looking to the future, focusing on the challenges
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Meeting of Provincials of Interamerica Region

01 Nov 2018

  (ANS – Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic – October 31) – The provincials of the Interamerica Region met in Jarabacoa from October 21 to 28, accompanied by the regional councilor, Fr. Timothy Ploch.

Venezuela: In a Country in Extreme Difficulty, Salesians Start from the Land

01 Nov 2018

(ANS – Barinas, Venezuela – October 29) – Until a few years ago, Venezuela was the richest country in South America. A few years of nefarious policies, however, have brought it to an emergency humanitarian crisis. The Venezuelan people have plunged into a state of total misery and have no
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Pan-Amazonian Salesian Meeting

01 Nov 2018

Amazonia’s Young Await Salesians to Share Christ’s Faith and Heritage in Salesian Style (ANS – Manaus, Brazil – October 29) – According to data provided by the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM), 2,759,478 people in the Amazon region of South America belong to 390 indigenous peoples, including 137 peoples living in isolation.
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A mate, a book, and a request: Cardinal Daniel Sturla visits Pope Francis

31 Oct 2018

  (ANS – Vatican City – October 25) – The telephone in the room rings. “The Pope can receive you in five minutes,” a voice informs Cardinal Daniel Sturla, SDB, archbishop of Montevideo, Uruguay. He has just enough time to grab two letters, a book, and a parcel of alfajores (typical Latin
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At the Synod, FMA Sister Dreams of a Church Prophetic in Economic and Ecological Arenas

25 Oct 2018

(ANS – Vatican City – October 19) – Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, FMA, took part in the briefing for journalists which followed October 18’s session of the Synod of Bishops on young people. She is taking part in the Synod as an auditor. In her talks, she gave an account of how
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Interamerica Youth Ministry Delegates Meet in D.R.

25 Oct 2018

(ANS – Santo Domingo – October 19) – The delegates for youth ministry of the 13 provinces of the Interamerica Region, met in the Dominican Republic’s capital, seat of the Antilles Province, October 15-20, with the participation of Fr. Daniel Garcia of the Congregation’s Youth Ministry Department. They included SUE’s
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Interview with the Rector Major: We must give priority to young people, ensure that no one feels left aside”

25 Oct 2018

Interview with the Rector Major (ANS – Vatican City – October 20) – The Synod on Youth is an opportunity to talk about young people and with young people, but the Church also has a lot to learn from them. It is, therefore, necessary to undertake a journey together. Fr.
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