Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On September 5, 2014 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Markus Nur Widipranoto as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Indonesia for five years (2014-2019).
The new National Director was born on June 18, 1975 in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, and was ordained a priest on July 10, 2002 in Yogyakarta. After the minor Seminary in Magelang he studied theology in Yogyakarta and missiology at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome. Since his priestly ordination he has served in various communities. Among the various positions held: Chairman of the Commission for the missions of the Archdiocese of Semarang, Diocesan Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the region of Java, chaplain in Van Lith Muntilan school. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 08/10/2014)