Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 11 April 2019 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Jafet Alberto Peytrequin Ugalde, of the clergy of the archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Costa Rica for five years (2019-2024 ).
The new National Director was born on 9 March 1969 and was ordained a priest on 8 December 1998. He obtained a Doctorate in Practical Theology at the University of Salamanca, a Doctorate in Educational Sciences at the Catholic University of Costa Rica, a Licentiate in Mission Theology at the Pontifical Urbaniana University. He was the coordinator of various departments of the Bishop’s Conference of Costa Rica and of the catechetical section of the Cebitepal for the Mesoamerican region, as well as Professor. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 12/9/2019)