Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On March 30, 2023, Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, appointed Rev. José Hipolito Purizaca Sernaque, of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Trujillo as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Peru for a five-year period (2023-2028).
The new National Director is 48 years old and has been a priest for 19. He studied in Rome and in Spain. He has held various positions: Secretary General, Chancellor, Vocational Animator, Vicar General, Assistant Parish priest and Parish priest in several parishes. He has also been a formator, rector and professor at the Seminary. Since 2022 he has been Secretary of CELAM in Colombia. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 13/4/2023)