Pope Francis Erects New Diocese in Guinea, Africa, and Appoints its New Bishop Father Moïse Tinguiano

 Vatican News reports that the Holy Father erected, on Thursday February 22, 2024, the new diocese of Boké in Guinea, Africa. This territory resulted from the dismemberment of the archdiocese of Conakry. Pope Francis at the same time appointed Father Moïse Tinguiano, the current priest of the Saint-Augustin parish of Taouyah, as the first bishop of this new ecclesiastical district.
The new diocese of Boké covers an area of 27,908 km2 for 1,153,909 inhabitants, including 10,225 Catholics. It has 6 parishes, 11 diocesan priests, 1 religious priest, 4 major seminarians, 10 brothers, 12 nuns, 9 permanent catechists and 95 volunteer catechists. It also has an education institute.
A biography of Mgr Moïse Tinguiano
Mgr Moïse Tinguiano was born on December 11, 1977 in Benty. He entered the propaedeutic seminary of Saint-Jean XXIII in Kindia and studied philosophy and theology at the major seminary of Saint-Augustin Samayah in Bamako, Mali.
He was ordained a priest on November 26, 2006 for the Archdiocese of Conakry. From 2011 to 2017, he completed his doctoral studies in catechetical theology and youth ministry at the Salesian Pontifical University.
After his ordination to the priesthood, he was parochial vicar at Christ-Roi in Fria (2006-2009) then parish priest of Sacré-Cœur in Boké and Saint-Pierre in Sangaredi (2010-2011). Then, he carried out pastoral activity in the diocese of Vittorio Veneto (2013-2016) then in the diocese of Città del Castello (2016-2017).
Since 2018, he has been priest of the Saint Augustin-Taouyah parish in Conakry, professor at the Benedict XVI seminary and director of the Catholic radio station “La Voix de la Paix”.
Source: Vatican News with FB Screenshot