AFRICA/MAURITIUS - National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies appointed

Monday, 25 July 2005

Vatican City (Fides Service) - Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples on 25 June 2005 appointed National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the Indian Ocean region for a five year term (2004-2009) Rev. Jean Maurice Labour of the clergy of the Arcidiocese of Port-Louis.
The new National Director was born on 22 November 1947 in Mauritius. After studying medicine for some time at the University of Mauritius he worked as a journalist 1967 and then as a health inspector 1968/1970. He entered the seminary in 1970 and was ordained a priest on 24 June 1979. Since then he has been assistant priest and then parish priest invarious parishes and head of vocations and youth pastoral. Since 2002 he has been Vicar general and head of public relations and in charge of pastoral care in Agaléga. (S.L.) (Agenzia Fides 26/7/2005 - 11 righe, 137 parole)