AFRICA/MAURITANIA – Resignation and appointment of Bishop of Nouakchott

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AFRICA/MAURITANIA – Resignation and appointment of Bishop of Nouakchott

Monday, 12 February 2024

Vatican Metropolis (Agenzia Fides) – On February 10, the Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Nouakchott, Mauritania, introduced by Bishop Martin Happe, M.Afr.
The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Victor Ndione, till now vicar normal of the diocese of Nouakchott, Mauritania, as bishop of the aforementioned ecclesiastical circumscription.
Msgr. Victor Ndione was born on 1 April 1973 in Thiès, Senegal. After attending faculty in Thiès after which in Fatick, he studied philosophy within the main seminary of Brin in Ziguinchor, and theology within the main seminary of Sebikhotane in Dakar.
He was ordained a priest on 7 July 2001 for the diocese of Thiès.
After ordination, he first served as parish vicar of Saint Joseph of Ndondol (2001-2003), and fidei donum of the diocese of Nouakchott, changing into the primary priest to be incardinated in Nouakchott, on 19 March 2014 (2003-2014). He studied on the Institute of Islamic-Christian Formation in Bamako, Mali (2014-2015) and was awarded a licentiate from the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Research in Rome (2016-2018). Since 2018 he has held the function of vicar normal and head of everlasting formation within the diocese of Nouakchott. (E.G.) (Agenzia Fides 12/02/2024)



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