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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Fianarantsoa

Madagascar Madagascar

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 29,400 km²

Population: 891,947 Catholics (57.6% of 1,549,477 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Ambositra, Farafangana, Ihosy, Mananjary

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 45 parishes, 5 missions, 147 priests (72 diocesan, 75 religious), 706 lay religious (214 brothers, 492 sisters), 79 seminarians (2015)

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2002.10.01 – ...):Archbishop Fulgence Rabemahafaly (66)Archbishop Fulgence Rabemahafaly (66)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Fianarantsoa (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Fulgence Rabemahafaly (66)Archbishop Fulgence Rabemahafaly (66)Permalink
(2002.10.01 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar)

Born:1951.05.23 (Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1980.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:1999.10.31

Bishop of Ambositra (Madagascar) (1999.06.03 – 2002.10.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar) (2002.10.01 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Ambositra (Madagascar) (2002.12.01 – 2005.06.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar (2006 – 2012.11)

Archbishop Philibert Randriambololona, S.J. (90)Archbishop Philibert Randriambololona, S.J. (90)Permalink
(1992.12.17 – 2002.10.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar)

Born:1927.05.01 (Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1961.07.30
Consecrated Bishop:1988.11.27

Coadjutor Bishop of Antsirabé (Madagascar) (1988.09.01 – 1989.06.19)

Bishop of Antsirabé (Madagascar) (1989.06.19 – 1992.12.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar) (1992.12.17 – 2002.10.01)

Archbishop Gilbert Ramanantoanina, S.J.Permalink
(1962.04.02 – 1991.01.26)

Born:1916.12.13 (Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1948.08.01
Consecrated Bishop:1960.04.24
Died:1991.01.26 († 74)

Titular Bishop of Acmonia (1960.01.12 – 1962.04.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar) (1960.01.12 – 1962.04.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar) (1962.04.02 – 1991.01.26)

President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar (1966 – 1971)

Archbishop Xavier Ferdinand J. Thoyer, S.J.Permalink
(1958.12.11 – 1962.04.02)

Born:1884.07.04 (France)
Ordained Priest:1914.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1937.04.04
Died:1970.10.07 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Thuburbo minus (1936.12.23 – 1955.09.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar) (1936.12.23 – 1955.09.14)

Bishop of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar) (1955.09.14 – 1958.12.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar) (1958.12.11 – 1962.04.02)

Titular Archbishop of Odessus (1962.04.02 – 1970.10.07)

Bishops of Fianarantsoa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Xavier Ferdinand J. Thoyer, S.J. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1955.09.14 – 1958.12.11)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Fianarantsoa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Xavier Ferdinand J. Thoyer, S.J. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1936.12.23 – 1955.09.14)

(see above)

Bishop Charles Givelet, S.J.Permalink
(1913.05.16 – 1935.12.09)

Born:1857.07.18 (France)
Ordained Priest:1889.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:1913.10.02
Died:1935.12.09 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Gindarus (1913.05.16 – 1935.12.09)

Vicar Apostolic of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar) (1913.05.16 – 1935.12.09)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.09.25

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