Appointment of under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops

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The Holy Father has appointed as under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops the Reverend Fr. Luis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A., until now general assistant of the Order of Saint Augustine, at the same time raising him to the titular see of Suliana, and the Reverend Sr. Nathalie Becquart, Xavière, former director of the National Service for the Evangelisation of young people and for vocations of the Bishops’ Conference of France.

Curriculum vitae of Msgr. Luis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A.

Msgr. Luis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A., was born on 21 August 1961 in Madrid, Spain, He gave his first vows in the Order of Saint Augustine on 5 September 1982, and his solemn vows on 1 November 1985. He was ordained a priest on 4 June 1988. He was awarded a doctorate in sacred theology at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas of Madrid. He has held a number of offices, including: formator of the Tagaste Major Seminary, Los Negrales (1996-1999);  provincial counsellor (1999-2002); prior of the monastery of Santa María de La Vid (2002-2008); and professor of theology in the Augustianian Centres in Los Negrales, San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Valladolid. Since 2004 he has served as visiting  lecturer at the Facultad de Teología del Norte de España in Burgos. He is the archivist general of the Order, general assistant of the Augustinians and president of the Institutum Spiritualitatis Augustinianae.

Curriculum vitae of Sr. Nathalie Becquart, Xavière

The Reverend Dr. Nathalie Becquart, Xavière, was born in Fontainebleau, France, in 1969. She received a diploma from the École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), and studied philosophy and theology at the Centre Sèvres - Facultés jésuites de Paris, and sociology at the Écoles des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in the same city, specialising in ecclesiology with research on synodality at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, United States of America. In 1995 she entered the Institute of La Xavière, Missionnaires du Christ Jésus. In 2005 she gave her perpetual vows. She has served as director of the National Service for Evangelisation of young people and for vocations of the Bishops’ Conference of France (from 2012 to 2018) and consultor of the Secretariat General of the Synod of Bishops (since 2019).