Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 15 November 2020 Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Ivan Sovic National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Northern Europe for five years (2020-2025).
The new national director is 34 years old. From 2004 to 2011 he studied philosophy and theology at the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). In 2014 he specialized in "Organization and Management" in Zagreb (Croatia), where he worked for a pharmaceutical company and was jointly responsible for fundraising (2013-2014). He was managing director of the "John Paul II" youth Center in Sarajevo (2014-2016) and was part of the organizing team of Pope Francis’s visit to Sarajevo (2015). Since 2017 he has been Project Manager/Bishop's Pastoral Assistant of the diocese of Reykjavik, Iceland. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 25/2/2021)