International day of the Child
of the World Day for Prayer and Action for Children around the world the Rector
Major invites every Salesian community in the world to strengthen its
commitment to promoting and safeguarding the right of every child in the world
to be registered at birth.
dear brothers and sisters, Salesians, Salesian Sisters, members of the Salesian
Family, young people involved in volunteer movements.
20 November Universal Childrens Day will be celebrated, commemorating the 1989
adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Since 2009, the 20th of November has also been an opportunity for
celebrating the World Day of Prayer and action for Children.
both 2010 and 2011, I sent you a message asking you to support this grand
inter-religious initiative promoted by the Global Network of Religions for
Children (GNRC) with the support of Arigatou International, stating that only
if religious leaders and all of us know how to unite forces can we give
adequate response to the dramatic and massive violence done to the dignity and
fundamental rights of children around the world.
As we journey towards the Bicentenary of the birth of our Saint we, the Salesian Family, need to follow firmly in Don Bosco’s footsteps as the father and teacher of the young.