Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 23 November 2017, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Fr. Martin Anthony Kelly of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (CSSp), as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Ireland for a five-year term (2017/2022).
The new National Director was born on December 22, 1946 and was ordained a priest 43 years ago. He holds a Master's degree in theological studies, a diploma in education and another in counseling. Since 1975 he has been a missionary in Ethiopia, where he founded a new mission, has carried out ecumenical activities with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, has coordinated some missions. He has also served in various missions in Africa. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 9/2/2018)