Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 11 March 2015 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Fr. Rouphael Zgheib, of the Maronite clergy as National Director of the Pontifical Missionary Societies in Lebanon for five years (2015-2020).
The new National Director was born 40 years ago and has been a priest for 12. He is of Lebanese nationality and is part of the Maronite Church. He achieved his doctorate in fundamental Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. It was a teacher and bursar at the Notre Dame College de Nazareth in Beirut; parochial vicar; He has served in various parishes in the United States and Ireland. He is currently pastor and a teacher. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 16/06/2015)