Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, on 18 October 2018 appointed National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Italy for a five year term (2018-2023), Rev. Fr. Giuseppe Pizzoli of the diocese of Verona.
The new National Director was born in Bovolone (Verona) 31 August 1959 and ordained a priest on 9 June 1984. Since then he has served as follows: Vice Parish Priest and Parish Priest in various parishes, and for two years Vice Rector of the diocesan minor Seminary. From 1993 to 2003 he was a fidei donum missionary in Brazil; from 2007 to 2013 Director of the Missionary Centre in Verona; 2013 to 2018 secular missionary priest in Guinea Bissau. Since 2018 he has been Director of the National Office for missionary cooperation between the Churches of the Italian Bishops’ Conference. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 13/12/2018)