Vatican City (Agenzia Fide ) - Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, on April 5, 2013 appointed Fr. Osvaldo Duarte Ramirez, of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (CSSR) as national Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Paraguay for a five-year period (2013-2018).
The new national Director was born on December 30, 1965 in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay, and entered the Redemptorist Seminary in 1985. In 1988 he professed his first vows and was ordained a priest on March 27, 1993. He studied philosophy and theology at the Catholic University of Our Lady of the Assumption. He then carried out his pastoral ministry in the mission station of Edelira, he was pastor in several parishes and formator of professed students. At the moment he is superior and rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Asunción, head of the educational pastoral of Redemptorist schools and colleges. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 05/11/2013)