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Sr Nathalie Becquart XMC specialises in youth ministry and evangelisation. For 25 years she was involved in youth ministry, and served as Director of the National Service for the Evangelisation of Youth and Vocations of the French Bishops' Conference from 2012 to 2018. In 2019 she was appointed consultor to the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church, followed by another appointment by Pope Francis as undersecretary to the Synod in 2021, hence becoming the first woman holding a vote in the Catholic Synod of Bishops.
She graduated from the HEC School of Management, Paris in 1992, with a Master's in Entrepreneurship, and she obtained a double canonical Baccalaureate degree in Philosophy and Theology in 2006 from the “Centre Sèvres-Facultés Jésuites de Paris,” supplemented by training in Sociology at the EHESS (2004-2006). In 2019-2020 she specialised in Ecclesiology, doing research on Synodality at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. In December 2021 she was appointed a member of the Dicastery for Communication. Sr Becquart, a lecturer and speaker, is the author of numerous publications on synodality and synods, young people and youth ministry, vocations and religious life, the Church and mission.