Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On April 10, 2014 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. George Altuvas, of the Archdiocese of Athens as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Greece for five years (2014-2019).
The new National Director was born on September 28, 1973 and was ordained a priest on 3 October 1998. He completed his studies at the Regional Seminary in Molfetta (Italy) and, after his ordination, he obtained a licentiate in Spirituality at the Teresianum in Rome. He returned to Athens and in 2001 was appointed pastor of two parishes and religious teacher in the Marist Brothers school. He is currently Assistant Pastor of the Cathedral, he is responsible for the pastoral care of the Filipino faithful, and is a collaborator of the Ecclesiastical Court of Athens. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 21/05/2014)