Pontifical Mission Societies Structure
INTERNATIONAL
  • The Holy Father Pope Francis
  • The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
    • Cardinal Prefect: Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle
    • Secretary: Archbishop Protase Rugambwa
    • Adjunct Secretary: Archbishop Giampietro Dal Toso
    • Undersecretary: Fr. Ryszard Szmydki, O.M.I.
  • Pontifical Mission Societies
    • President: Archbishop Giampietro Dal Toso
  • The Society for Propagation of the Faith **
    • General Secretary: Fr. Tadeusz Jan Nowak, O.M.I.
  • The Society of St. Peter Apostle **
    • General Secretary: Fr. Guy Bognon, P.S.S.
  • Children’s Mission (Internationally – Missionary Childhood) **
    • General Secretary: Sr. Roberta Tremarelli, AMSS
  • The Pontifical Missionary Union **
    • General Secretary: Fr. Fabrizio Meroni, PIME
    • **The four Secretaries are under the authority of the President.
    • There are national offices in more than 120 countries around the world.
    • The General Assembly of National Directors – Full meeting in May; restricted meeting in November. The General Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of the Pontifical Mission Societies. Each National Director votes on the allocation of funds to Mission Projects around the world and on the general running of the Societies.
NATIONAL
  • Each country or group of countries has a National Director.
  • Diocesan Directors are appointed by local Bishop following consultation with National Director.

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