Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On February 4, 2016, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Fr. Diosdado Marqués Sabadell, of the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity (FMVD) as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Equatorial Guinea for a five-year period (2016-2021).
The new National Director is 49 years old and has been a priest for 15. He earned a licentiate in dogmatic theology at the University of Yaounde (UCAC) in Cameroon. He was formator of the novices and postulants; chaplain of the University of Douala; superior of philosophers and theologians; Secretary of the nunciature; assistant pastor in Yaounde; chaplain for immigrants in Ebebiyin; Secretary of the Bishop of Ebebiyin. Since 2015 he has been assistant pastor of the Cathedral of Ebebiyin. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 07/04/2016)