Father Fabrizio Meroni, pime

Fr. Fabrizio Meroni, a PIME missionary priest, is Secretary General of the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU), Director of the International Center for Mission and Formation (CIAM) at the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples since December 1st 2015. On August 1st 2015 he was appointed as the Director of FIDES, the News Agency of the Pontifical Mission Societies. Fr. Meroni, who holds a Ph. D degree, worked as Coordinator of the Five-Year Project for the Renewal of the Philosophy Department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia (1996-2000). From 2001 to 2011, he served as Director of the Center for Culture and Christian Formation (CCFC) of the Archdiocese of Belém do Pará, Brazil, and Coordinator of the University Pastoral Ministry for the same Archdiocese. For 11 years, he taught courses in Systematic Theology at the Instituto Regional de Formação Presbiteral (IRFP) of the Brazilian Bishops Conference (CNNB-NORTE 2) in Belém do Pará, and at the Diocesan Seminary of Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais. From 2006 to 2011, he acted as President of the Amazon Center for Bioethics (CBAm). In 2014, Fr. Meroni joined the Faculty of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC, to teach in the area of theological anthropology.