Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, on 15 April 2013 appointed rev. Waseem Walter, of the diocese of Faisalabad as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Pakistan for five years ( 2013-2018 ).
The new National Director was born on September 5, 1966 in Khushpur (Pakistan) and was ordained a priest on 3 September 1993. He went to the St. Thomas minor Seminary in Faisalabad and Christ the King Major Seminary in Karachi. He also completed his spiritual formation in Loppiano (Italy) at the Focolare Movement center. After his priestly ordination he was Assistant Pastor and Pastor in several parishes, Regional Coordinator of the young, Diocesan Director of the PMS, Director of the Catechetical Commission. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 15/11/2013)