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Diocese of

Ambanja

Madagascar Madagascar

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 34,083 km²

Population: 151,050 Catholics (7.4% of 2,044,734 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Antsiranana

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 15 parishes, 7 missions, 67 priests (28 diocesan, 39 religious), 221 lay religious (53 brothers, 168 sisters), 13 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2007.11.07 – ...):Bishop Rosario Saro Vella, S.D.B. (66)Bishop Rosario Saro Vella, S.D.B. (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ambanja (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rosario Saro Vella, S.D.B. (66)Bishop Rosario Saro Vella, S.D.B. (66)Permalink
(2007.11.07 – ...)

Bishop of Ambanja (Madagascar)

Crux spes unica

Born:1952.05.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1979.05.27
Consecrated Bishop:2007.12.15

Bishop of Ambanja (Madagascar) (2007.11.07 – ...)

Archbishop Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona (72)Archbishop Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona (72)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2005.12.07 – 2007.11.07)

Archbishop Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona (72)Bishop Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona (72) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1998.11.28 – 2005.12.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antananarivo (Madagascar)

Born:1946.05.24 (Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1975.12.28
Consecrated Bishop:1999.04.11

Bishop of Ambanja (Madagascar) (1998.11.28 – 2005.12.07)

Apostolic Administrator of Ambanja (Madagascar) (2005.12.07 – 2007.11.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antananarivo (Madagascar) (2005.12.07 – ...)

Bishop Ferdinand Botsy, O.F.M. Cap. (78)Bishop Ferdinand Botsy, O.F.M. Cap. (78)Permalink
(1976.07.08 – 1997.10.25)

Bishop emeritus of Ambanja (Madagascar)

Born:1940.06.13 (Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1969.03.09
Consecrated Bishop:1976.10.03

Bishop of Ambanja (Madagascar) (1976.07.08 – 1997.10.25)

Bishop Léon-Adolphe Messmer, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1955.09.14 – 1975.06.05)

Born:1900.09.26 (France)
Ordained Priest:1925.03.28
Consecrated Bishop:1951.06.29
Died:1987.02.10 († 86)

Prefect Apostolic of Ambanja (Madagascar) (1937.11.12 – 1951.03.08)

Titular Bishop of Coropissus (1951.03.08 – 1955.09.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Ambanja (Madagascar) (1951.03.08 – 1955.09.14)

Bishop of Ambanja (Madagascar) (1955.09.14 – 1975.06.05)

Apostolic Administrator of Comores (Comoros) (1975.06.05 – 1980.05.02)

Vicars Apostolic of Ambanja (Roman Rite)

Bishop Léon-Adolphe Messmer, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1951.03.08 – 1955.09.14)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Ambanja (Roman Rite)

Fr. Léon-Adolphe Messmer, O.F.M. Cap. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1937.11.12 – 1951.03.08)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Isole di Mayotta, Nossi-Bé e Comore (Roman Rite)

Fr. Callisto Lopinot, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1932.05.15 – 1937)

Died:1937

Prefect Apostolic of Isole di Mayotta, Nossi-Bé e Comore (Madagascar) (1932.05.15 – 1937)


as of 2018.11.07

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