Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Pala, Chad, the Reverend Dominique Tinoudji, of the clergy of Moundou, until now rector of the Saint Luc Interdiocesan Theological Major Seminary in Bakara, in the archdiocese of N’Djaména.
Msgr. Dominique Tinoudji was born on 8 August 1973 in Manli, diocese of Moundou. He entered the Saint-Jean Minor Seminary of Pala, completing his studies in philosophy and theology in the two major seminaries in the country (Sarh and N’Djaména). He was ordained a priest on 8 January 2005, for the clergy of the diocese of Moundou.
After priestly ordination, he first served as parish vicar (2005), after which he undertook studies in Florence for a licentiate (2005-2008) and subsequently a degree in Biblical theology (2011-2015). He then served as formator at the Interdiocesan Major Seminary of Bakara (2008-2011), and formator in the Interdiocesan Major Seminary of Sarh (2015-2016). From 2016 to the present he has been rector of the Saint Luc Interdiocesan Theological Major Seminary in Bakara, in the archdiocese of N’Djaména. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 3/7/2021)