Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On October 30, 2017 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Jerzy Marian Faliszek, of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Argentina for a five-year term (2017-2022).
The new National Director was born in Biecz (Poland) on 19 January 1966. After his primary and secondary studies in his native country, he entered the Society of the Divine Word in 1985. He was ordained a priest in 1993. In 1996 he was transferred to the province of northern Argentina, where he served as assistant pastor, then as parish priest and then as head of vocational animation in the SVD province. From 2007 to 2009 he earned a license in missiology at the Catholic University of Bolivia in Cochabamba, then he was appointed Diocesan Director of the PMS in Quilmes. From 2011 to 2016 he was missionary Secretary of the Province of Northern Argentina and is currently pastoral director of the Verbite College of Jujuy. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 10/1/2018)