AFRICA/GUINEA - Erection of the diocese of Boké, Guinea, and appointment of first bishop

Thursday, 22 February 2024

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has erected the new diocese of Boké, Guinea, with territory taken from the archdiocese of Conakry.
The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Moïse Tinguiano, of the clergy of Conakry, until now parish priest of Saint Augustin of Taouyah, as first bishop of the new ecclesiastical circumscription.
Msgr. Moïse Tinguiano was born on 11 December 1977 in Benty. He entered the Saint Jean XXIII Preparatory Seminary in Kindia, and studied philosophy and theology in the Saint Augustin Samayah Major Seminary in Bamako.
He was ordained a priest on 26 November 2006.
After ordination, he first served as parish vicar of Cristo-Re in Fria (2006-2009) and parish priest of Sacred Heart and Saint Peter in Sangaredi (2010-2011). He was awarded a doctorate in catechetical theology and youth pastoral ministry from the Salesian Pontifical University (2011-2017). He carried out pastoral activity in the diocese of Vittorio Veneto (2013-2016) and in the diocese of Città del Castello (2016-2017).
Since 2018 he has held the roles of parish priest in Saint Augustin – Taouyah, Conakry, professor in the Benoît XVI Seminary, and director of La Voix de la Paix Catholic radio station. (EG) (Agenzia Fides, 22/2/2024)