News

2
May

The Salesian Network Welcomes Migrant Minors

(ANS – Brussels) – Today thousands of young people migrate from their countries, fleeing from war and poverty. The Salesians in Belgium are mobilizing various forces to welcome them. What exactly is being done for  migrant minors in Salesian houses? For over a year, the Don Bosco Institute of Tournai has been hosting five young people. Professor Flore Dubois conducts a

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28
Apr

Syria – Stop War! Another young oratorian killed along with her cousin

(ANS – Damascus) – During the war in Syria, the Salesians have repeatedly witnessed tragic killings of young people belonging to the Salesian oratories of Aleppo and Damascus. Two days ago. it happened again: Grace, a 21-year-old girl who was active at the oratory in Damascus, was killed by a mortar shot that struck the car in which she was traveling

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27
Apr

Message of the Rector Major on the situation in Venezuela

(ANS – Rome) – Faced with the delicate situation in Venezuela, the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, in a statement sent from Kenya, expresses his support for the Salesians in Venezuela and the Venezuelan people. In a fraternal message he says, “You are not alone. We, in the different parts of the Salesian world, are worried

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27
Apr

Annual Inclusive Growth Convention 2017.

A big Salesian representation: Mr. Brian Hogan (Don Bosco Care Ireland), Mrs. Alexandra Constantino (Fundaçao Salesianos Portugal), José Miguel Bautista (Plataformas Sociales Salesianas Spain), Belén Otegui (Federación Pinardi Spain) and Angel Gudiña (DBI) took part in the second Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth, hosted by the European Commission as the main element of its civil dialogue on social and employment

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11
Apr

UN-Day for street children: important signal for child rights

(ANS – Bonn) – The United Nations must declare the 12th of April as International Day for Street Children. According to Don Bosco Mission Bonn this is an important signal to enforce the rights of millions of boys and girls who struggle everyday on the street for survival. “Street children experience discrimination and exclusion every day. This denies them the

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3
Apr

Students of a vocational school planning a music school

(ANS – Bailleul) – How can we give meaning to the commitment of students in vocational schools? One possible answer is given by the staff of the Sainte Marie Professional Institute in Bailleul. This was formerly a Salesian school and still follows the pedagogy of Don Bosco. Students and teachers are working together on a specific project, entrusted to them

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27
Mar

For a Just, Sustainable, Inclusive and Democratic Europe

(ANS – Rome) – On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome (25 March 1957), the founding moment of the European Union, a meeting of Heads of State and Government of the member countries is taking place in Rome. The members will be received by Pope Francis this afternoon, 24 March. For this reason, civil society and

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15
Mar

Launch of the project “Young Europeans at risk: new Salesian responses”

(ANS – Dublin) – The first meeting of the project “Young Europeans at risk: new Salesian responses” was held in Dublin and Maynooth from 8 to 10 March. It involves Salesian social institutions of six European countries: Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Spain, Ireland and Poland. The aim of the project is to share the work of each of the institutions involved.

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14
Mar

Meeting of Working Group of Don Bosco Network

(ANS – Rome) – From 13-15 March 2017 Don Bosco Network is hosting a set of Working Group meetings at the Salesianum in Rome. The representatives of various Salesian organizations: Via Don Bosco – Belgium, VIS – Italy, Missioni Don Bosco – Italy, SWM – Poland, Don Bosco Missions – Germany, Don Bosco Mondo – Germany, Jovenes y Desarollo – Spain,

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6
Mar

Young People of TGS at the launch of the White Book

Brussels, Belgium – March 2017 – On 1 March, a delegation of about 25 young people from three Italian provinces – North-East (INE), District of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta (ICP) and Lombardo-Emiliana (ILE) – attended the launch of the “White Book”, a policy document that will be examined by the EU Council, EU Parliament and the social partners, by the

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