Luis Marín and Nathalie Becquart, new undersecretaries of the Synod of Bishops

The Holy See has made public the appointment of this native of Madrid together with that of the French Nathalie Becquart as new undersecretaries of the Synod of Bishops. Fr. Luis Marin has been appointed, at the same time, titular bishop of the see of Suliana.

Maria José Atienza-February 6, 2021-Reading time: < 1 minutes
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Luis Marín de San Martín, O.S.A.He was born on August 21, 1961 in Madrid. He made his first vows in the Order of St. Augustine on September 5, 1982 and his solemn vows on November 1, 1985.

Ordained a priest on June 4, 1988, he obtained a doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Comillas Pontifical University of Madrid.

Among the positions he has held within the Augustinian Order are that of formator of the Major Seminary of Tagaste, Los Negrales, Provincial Councilor and Prior of the Monastery of Santa Maria de La Vid.

He is Professor of Theology at the Augustinian Centers of Los Negrales, San Lorenzo del Escorial and Valladolid. Since 2004 he has been Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Theology of Northern Spain in Burgos. He is the General Archivist of the Order, General Assistant of the Augustinians and President of the Institutum Spiritualitatis Augustinianae.

For her part, Sister Nathalie Becquart, belonging to the Missionaries of Christ Jesus, she was director of the National Service for the Evangelization of Youth and Vocations of the Episcopal Conference of France (from 2012 to 2018) and consultant to the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops (since 2019).

This Frenchwoman graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), studied philosophy and theology at the Centre Sèvres - Faculty of the Jesuits in Paris, sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in the same city, and specialized in ecclesiology with research on synodality in the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (United States of America).

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