News

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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21
Nov

RMG – “Salesian Education”: an open window on the Salesian educational world

ANS – Rome) – The Office of School and Vocational Training of the Department for Youth Ministry at the Salesian Generalate in Rome has opened a corporate website – www.salesianeducation.com – offering detailed information about Salesian schools and centres for vocational training in the 132 countries where the Salesians are present. The site is presented as a meeting place to allow

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21
Nov

Belgium – Work-Life-Balance 4.0 – Challenges in a time of digitalization

On 15th November 2016 the European Sunday Alliance organized its third European conference this time on “Work-Life-Balance 4.0 – Challenges in a time of digitalization” at the European Economic and Social Committee. During the day over 100 participants discussed how digitalization will impact all aspects of our lives and how a healthy Work-Life-Balance can be secured. Don Bosco International has

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14
Nov

Italy – School and games for young earthquake victims

(ANS – Macerata) – It took just a few hours and a lot of generosity: “what can we do for the kids who cannot go to school these days since the schools are closed as a result of the earthquake?” This question of some parents led to a whole network of initiatives. The Salesian Oratory in Macerata is the centre

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