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Nappa is the new president of the Pontifical Mission Societies.

The Pontifical Mission Societies have a new president, Monsignor Emilio Nappa, appointed on December 3.

Paloma López Campos-December 20, 2022-Reading time: < 1 minute

Pontifical Mission Societies has a new president.

Monsignor Nappa was born in Naples in 1972. He was ordained in 1997 and since September 2022 has been working at the Secretariat of Economy. His past December 3rd the Pope appointed him president of the Pontifical Mission Societies and granted him the title of archbishop. The episcopal ordination will take place on January 28 in St. Peter's Basilica. Emilio Nappa succeeds Monsignor Giampietro Dal Toso, who concluded his term of office on November 30. Dal Toso leaves office after having been at the head of OMP since 2016.

The new president affirms that "despite the possible difficulties and problems to be faced, our Pontifical Mission Societies are a beautiful and very lively reality, with a special vocation in the Church, which Pope Francis himself has underlined in the recent Apostolic Constitution. Praedicate Evangelium on the Roman Curia and its service to the Church in the world".

Nappa asked for collaboration and understanding in his new assignment so that "we may walk together in a synodal spirit and in communion of prayer and action, deepening ever more the charism of the PMS and its activities.

The full salutation of the new president can be found on the website of the Pontifical Mission Societies.

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