The Pope has appointed Mgr. Lorenzo Balconi, Titular Bishop of Milasa, and Superior General of the Pontifical Institute of the Foreign Missions, of Milan, to be Rector of the Pontifical College for the Propagation of the Faith. Mgr. Balconi spent thirty-three years as a missionary in China, where he was Vicar Apostolic of Hangchung, Shansi, from 1928-1934.
The former Rector of the College, Mgr. Pietro Parente, " has been appointed to a post, as eminent as it is delicate in another ecclesiastical Institute," announces the Osservatore Romano, " in which Institute, the studies are, at the present moment, to be increased and developed."