Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On May 11, 2017 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Rev. Fr. Claudio Santangelo, of the Congregation of the Mission (CM) Lazarists, as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Tunisia for a five-year term (2017-2022).
The new National Director was born in Italy on May 8, 1964 and was ordained a priest on 13 September 1997. He holds a degree in foreign languages and literature and a master in Fine Arts. He was Parish priest in Bologna (2000-2005) , Missionary in Istanbul (2005-2006), Secretary General CM (2006-2011), Rector of the leonin ecclesiastical boarding school in Rome (2011-2016), parish priest of the CM mission in Sousse (Tunisia) since 2016, national Director of Caritas Tunisia. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 19/07/2017)