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18
May

A “normal” Salesian House in one of the most inhospitable places

On 15th May due to my current role as Executive Secretary of Don Bosco International, I have the great opportunity to get to know directly the great work done by Salesians inside Kakuma Camp, one of the biggest refugee camps, located in the North of Kenya in which many South-Sudanese, Congolese, Somalians and many other nationalities. The first impression when

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22
Feb

Belgium – “Alto El Fuego” Manuel and Catalina meet the High Representative of the European Commission Federica Mogherini

Brussels, Belgium – 7 February 2017 – Among the meetings of “Misiones Salesianas” and “Don Bosco International”  for the presentation of the documentary “Alto el Fuego” in Brussels, the most important was the meeting with the High Representative of the European Commission, Ms. Federica Mogherini.  For an hour,  she listened to the stories of Manuel and Catalina, the protagonists of

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22
Feb

Belgium – United to end the scourge of child soldiers

(ANS – Brussels) – Ahead of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers (12 February) and taking advantage of the valuable documentary produced by Misiones Salesianas entitled Alto el Fuego (Ceasefire) on the work being done by Salesians for the personal rehabilitation and social reintegration of child soldiers, Don Bosco International organized a series of events in Brussels

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22
Feb

As Salesians we believe that the school and the playground are the right place for the child or adolescent, not the battlefield

(ANS – Rome) – The exploitation of children as soldiers is unfortunately a common practice in many of the conflicts that are still active in the twenty-first century. The International Day against the use of child soldiers on 12 February should be a warning of what remains to be done to eradicate this cruel and inhuman practice. As Salesians, we

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5
Feb

Don Bosco Commemorative Event in Brussels

(ANS – Brussels) – On the occasion of the Feast of Don Bosco, Don Bosco International has organized for the first time, an evening reception in partnership with the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) to celebrate Don Bosco. This new initiative counted on the presence of Fr. Fabio Attard, President of DBI. During the presence of Fr.

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5
Feb

Germany – Youth between Marginalization and Participation: the Don Bosco Forum 2017 “… and you are out”

(ANS – Bonn) – The Don Bosco Forum in Bonn provided a platform for more than 400 guests to discuss social marginalization of youngsters. “It is our goal as Don Bosco to get youngsters out of isolation” emphasized the managing directors of Don Bosco Mondo (Christian Osterhaus) and of Don Bosco Mission Bonn (Nelson Penedo). Hundreds of young and long-term members

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5
Feb

Malta – Don Bosco International actively participates in “Lost in Migration” Conference

(ANS – Malta) – On 26th and 27th January, Fr. Antoine Farrugia and Ángel Gudiña have taken part in the Conference “Lost in Migration”, organized by the Maltese President’s Foundation for the Well-being of Society together with Missing Children Europe. The Conference was focused on the terrifying phenomenon of the 10,000 minors being unaccounted for in Europe last year, as

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5
Feb

General Assembly Don Bosco International (DBI)

Rome, Italy – January 23rd, 2017 – At the General House there has been the General Assembly of Don Bosco International (DBI), a Bureau of Representation of the Congregation with the European Institutions in Brussels. Besides Fr. Fabio Attard, Councillor for Youth Ministry and President of DBI, three other General Councillors were also present, also members of the Board of

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27
Jan

Russia – Salesians Educate Offering Christian Values

(ANS – Moscow) – People say Moscow is a State in the State. According to official data, the Russian Capital has a population of 15 million inhabitants whereas, according to non-official data, they are 20 million. Here the wealthiest Russians live. In the country, Catholics are very few, in comparison with the Orthodox. It is estimated that, among the parishes of

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27
Jan

Italy – 400 Foreign Minors at the First Salesian Feast of Migrants

(ANS – Palermo) – The first Regional Meeting of Migrants of Salesian Sicily was held last Sunday, January 22nd, in Palermo: a real feast for about 400 young migrants hosted in 7 reception centres, promoted by the association “Don Bosco Island” to witness the commitment of the Salesian Family to the care and social integration of the young migrants who

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