Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 3 March 2016 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Rev. Mauricio Silva Jardim, of the Archdiocesan clergy of Porto Alegre, as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Brazil for a five-year term (2016-2021).
The new National Director is 47 years old and has been a priest for 17 years. He has had a missionary experience in Angola. He is the parish priest of Saint Vincent Pai Pobres in Gravatai. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 03/05/2017)