Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 12 April 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Fr. Yosbel Lazo Cordero, CM (Congregation of the Mission, Lazarists), as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Cuba for a five-year term (2018-2023).
The new National Director is 39 years old and has been a priest for 10. He obtained a diploma in Vocational Pastoral Care at the Celam Pastoral Theological Institute in Bogotà (Colombia). He was Vice-parish priest and parish priest in several parishes; Responsible of Missionary Childhood in the diocese of Pinar del Rio (Cuba); Responsible of the Mission Commission in the Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba (since 2013); National Secretary of the PMS (since 2016). (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 11/5/2018)