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Diocese of

Ambanja

Madagascar Madagascar

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 34,083 km²

Population: 154,240 Catholics (6.4% of 2,410,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 17 parishes, 17 missions, 68 priests (27 diocesan, 41 religious), 242 lay religious (54 brothers, 188 sisters), 16 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Antsiranana

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2019.10.08 – ...):Archbishop Benjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson, C.M. (66)Archbishop Benjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson, C.M. (66)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antsiranana (Madagascar)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ambanja (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Benjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson, C.M. (66)Archbishop Benjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson, C.M. (66)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2019.10.08 – ...)

Bishop Rosario Saro Vella, S.D.B. (69)Bishop Rosario Saro Vella, S.D.B. (69)Permalink
(2007.11.07 – 2019.07.08)

Bishop of Moramanga (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 – 2019.07.08)

Bishop of Moramanga (Madagascar) (2019.07.08 – ...)

Archbishop Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona (75)Archbishop Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona (75)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2005.12.07 – 2007.11.07)

Archbishop Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona (75)Bishop Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona (75) (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. (81)Bishop Ferdinand Botsy, O.F.M. Cap. (81)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)


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