Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 6 June 2017 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Fr. Jerome Nguyen Dinh Cong, of the diocesan clergy of Xuan Loc, as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Vietnam for a five-year term (2017-2022).
The new National Director is 46 years old and was ordained a priest on 30 September 2005. He studied at the Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia (ICLA) and the Saint Tomas Pontifical University, in Manila, obtaining a Doctorate in Missiology (2007/2012). Since his priestly ordination he has held the following positions: Professor of Missiology at the Major Seminary of Xuan Loc, Pastor of Thinh An, Chaplain of the "Divine Mercy" community. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 22/12/2017)