Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 15 January 2021, Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples appointed rev. Maciej Bedzinski, from the diocese of Radom as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Poland for a five-year period (2021-2026).
The new National Director is 39 years old and has been a priest for 13. After seven years of ministry as parish vicar, since 2014 he has been National Secretary of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith and of St. Peter the Apostle. In the same year he obtained his doctorate and subsequently completed his post-graduate studies with a specialization in spirituality at the Department of Christian Mysticism; he also attended Seminars for press officers at the Wyszynski University in Warsaw. He is part of numerous Catholic associations, he is a member of the Pontifical Missionary Union, for years he has been among the organizers of "missionary holidays" for the young people of the diocese. Author of PMS formation texts, organizer of missionary Congresses, he is also involved in the School for missionary animators and has made several trips to mission territories. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 16/4/2021)