Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On November 19, 2017 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Eugenio Blaj, of the diocese of Iasi, as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Romania for five years (2017-2022).
The new National Director is 57 years old and has been a priest for 31. He was parish vicar and parish priest in his diocese and in the archdiocese of Bucharest. He studied philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was a missionary in Mexico for seven years and in Kenya for three years. He is a member of the Diocesan Administrative Committee and was responsible and supervisor of the building development and projects of the mission. He currently works in Bucharest. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 11/1/2018)