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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Toamasina

Madagascar Madagascar

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 23,690 km²

Population: 619,085 Catholics (31.0% of 1,999,845 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Ambatondrazaka, Fenoarivo Atsinanana, Moramanga

Neighbouring Dioceses: Saint-Denis-de-La Réunion (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 20 parishes, 8 missions, 59 priests (24 diocesan, 35 religious), 224 lay religious (100 brothers, 124 sisters), 19 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2010.02.26 – ...):Cardinal Désiré Tsarahazana (64)Cardinal Désiré Tsarahazana (64)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio Barbarigo alle Tre Fontane

President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Toamasina (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Désiré Tsarahazana (64)Cardinal Désiré Tsarahazana (64)Permalink
(2010.02.26 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio Barbarigo alle Tre Fontane
Metropolitan Archbishop of Toamasina (Madagascar)
President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar

Born:1954.06.13 (Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1986.09.28
Consecrated Bishop:2001.02.18
Created Cardinal:2018.06.28

Bishop of Fenoarivo Atsinanana (Madagascar) (2000.10.30 – 2008.11.24)

Bishop of Toamasina (Madagascar) (2008.11.24 – 2010.02.26)

Apostolic Administrator of Fenoarivo Atsinanana (Madagascar) (2008.12 – 2009.02.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Toamasina (Madagascar) (2010.02.26 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar (2012.11 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio Barbarigo alle Tre Fontane (2018.06.28 – ...)

Bishops of Toamasina (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Désiré Tsarahazana (64)Bishop Désiré Tsarahazana (64) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(2008.11.24 – 2010.02.26)

(see above)

Bishop René Joseph RakotondrabéPermalink
(1990.01.31 – 2008.11.24)

Born:1932.09.12 (Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1960.04.11
Consecrated Bishop:1972.10.01
Died:2012.07.09 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Umbriatico (1972.03.25 – 1974.02.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Tuléar (Madagascar) (1972.03.25 – 1974.02.28)

Bishop of Tuléar (Madagascar) (1974.02.28 – 1989.05.15)

Bishop of Tamatave (Madagascar) (1989.05.15 – 1990.01.31)

Bishop of Toamasina (Madagascar) (1990.01.31 – 2008.11.24)

Bishops of Tamatave (Roman Rite)

Bishop René Joseph RakotondrabéPermalink
(1989.05.15 – 1990.01.31)

(see above)

Bishop Jérôme RazafindrazakaPermalink
(1972.03.25 – 1989.05.15)

Born:1915.03.15 (Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1947.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1972.08.15
Died:1992.08.01 († 77)

Bishop of Tamatave (Madagascar) (1972.03.25 – 1989.05.15)

Bishop Jules-Joseph Puset, P.S.S.Permalink
(1957.11.14 – 1972.03.25)

Born:1911.08.11 (France)
Ordained Priest:1936.03.07
Consecrated Bishop:1958.01.26
Died:1983.04.15 († 71)

Bishop of Tamatave (Madagascar) (1957.11.14 – 1972.03.25)

Bishop Alain-Sébastien Le Breton, S.M.M.Permalink
(1955.09.14 – 1957.03.15)

Born:1888.11.04 (France)
Ordained Priest:1918.01.01
Consecrated Bishop:1939.10.07
Died:1964.12.16 († 76)

Prefect Apostolic of Vatomandry (Madagascar) (1935 – 1939.05.25)

Titular Bishop of Hypselis (1939.05.25 – 1955.09.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Tamatave (Madagascar) (1939.05.25 – 1955.09.14)

Bishop of Tamatave (Madagascar) (1955.09.14 – 1957.03.15)

Titular Bishop of Salona (1957.03.15 – 1964.12.16)

Vicars Apostolic of Tamatave (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alain-Sébastien Le Breton, S.M.M.Permalink
(1939.05.25 – 1955.09.14)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Vatomandry (Roman Rite)

Fr. Alain-Sébastien Le Breton, S.M.M. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1935 – 1939.05.25)

(see above)


as of 2018.07.29

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