Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Today the Holy Father has appointed the rev. Fr. Martin Boucar Tine, S.S.S., currently Vicar General of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament as Bishop of Kaolack (Senegal).
Martin Boucar Tine, S.S.S., was born on 16 September 1966 in Koudiadiène (diocese of Thiès). After attending the minor seminary of Ngasobil, diocese of Thiès, he began his religious formation at the Sacraments Fathers, Collège Saint Gabriel in Thiès and Collège Sacré-Cœur in Dakar, at the same time following his philosophical studies at the Center Saint Augustin. He carried out his novitiate in Lonzo, Democratic Republic of Congo, earning a Baccalaureate in Theology at the Theologat Saint Eugène de Mazenod of Kinshasa and then a Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology at the Faculté Catholique of Kinshasa. He made his perpetual vows in Koudiadiène on October 6, 1995. He received his priestly ordination on July 6, 1996.
Since his ordination he has held the following positions: Parish vicar of Saint-Pierre des Baobabs, archdiocese of Dakar (1996-1999); Head of the Eymard Foyer in Dakar-Liberté (1997-1999); Licentiate Studies in Dogmatic Theology in Congo (1999-2001); Director of the InterAfrican Scholasticate Emmaus in Kinshasa (2001-2006); Regional Superior of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in Senegal (2006-2011); President of the Religious Conference in Senegal (2008-2011); Vicar parish of Saint Joseph de Médina in the Archdiocese of Dakar (2010-2011); General Councilor of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, in Rome (2011-2017); Head of the Commission for the formation of the Sacraments in Africa; since 2017, First Counselor and Vicar General of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 25/7/2018)