Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On October 3, 2019 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Cesar Gustavo Baez Amarilla, of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, CSSR as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Paraguay for five years (2019-2024).
The new National Director was born on October 27, 1974 in Pedro Juan Caballero (Paraguay), in the diocese of Conception. He was ordained a priest on February 21, 2004. He attended the novitiate in Carapegua, he studied theology at the Instituto Superior de Teologia de la UCA, in Asuncion, and Missiology at the Gregorian University, in Rome. Since his ordination he carried out his ministry in several parishes, as parish administrator and parish priest, committed himself to the mission ad gentes, and was counselor and secretary of the chapter of the Redemptorist province. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 13/12/2019)