Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On March 5, 2015 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Endeer Gerardo Zapata, of the diocesan clergy of Trujillo as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Venezuela for five years (2015-2020).
The new National Director is Venezuelan, he is 46 years old. He is currently pastor in the parish of Our Lady of Peace. He holds a License and a Doctorate in Missiology at the Pontifical Urbaniana University. He was a pastor, chaplain, judge of the ecclesiastical court, a professor at the diocesan seminary of Trujillo. He is a member of the Council of Priests and Consultors. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 20/04/2015)