News

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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21
Jan

Italy – “Space over Time” Project

(ANS – Turin) – “SPACE OVER TIME. Places of work, paths of growth” is an innovative project that involves diverse Salesian realities in promoting the work placement of disadvantaged young people and in developing innovative actions of educative type and accompaniment for their insertion in the labour world. The project involves the commitment of the department for Vocational Training and Salesian

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17
Jan

“DON BOSCO IS MORE ALIVE THAN EVER!” – Rector Major message about Aleppo

THEY TELL ME THAT IN ALEPPO DON BOSCO IS MORE ALIVE THAN EVER! ALL THE SALESIANS HAVE REMAINED THERE, AND THEY BEAR THE REFLECTION OF THE FATHER WHOM WE LOVE Dear Friends, readers and my dear Salesian Family, I write this first greeting of the New Year to you with Don Bosco in mind, given his feast day is in January, and after having

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13
Dec

Belgium – Vocational training and education: Salesian pillar to foster youth employment in Europe

(ANS – Brussels) – On the evening of December 6th, there was the evening debate on “TACKLING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN EUROPE: A CATHOLIC CHURCH’S PERSPECTIVE”, jointly organized by COMECE and Don Bosco International. The event counted on a significant Salesian Presence, Mgr. Adrianus van Luyn and Fr. Enrico Peretti, who delivered the welcoming speeches and Mr. Ivan Toscano who gave

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22
Nov

Syria – The war has destroyed hearts, but among the young people there is an unshakable faith

(ANS – Aleppo) – The headlines of many newspapers around the world report the plight of the Syrian people. “No one cries for Syria”, “The world does not react to a human disaster greater than that of Rwanda”. “Nobody cares what happens to us Syrians, even when bombs devastate our homes and our children are dying. No one does anything to

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