Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On June 21, 2019 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Fr. Dirk Bingener, of the archdiocese of Cologne as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Germany-Aachen for five years (2019-2024 ).
The new National Director was born in Siegen, archdiocese of Cologne, in 1972. He studied theology in Bonn and Munich. He carried out his pastoral service in various parishes until 2007. From 2007 to 2015 he was chaplain of the Young German Catholic Association in Cologne. Since 2015 he has held the same position at a federal level. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 10/9/2019)