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Diocese of

Farafangana

Madagascar Madagascar

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 23,275 km²

Population: 179,140 Catholics (11.4% of 1,574,555 total) (2018)

Statistics: 10 parishes, 64 missions, 41 priests (14 diocesan, 27 religious), 181 lay religious (31 brothers, 150 sisters), 18 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Fianarantsoa

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2018.03.03 – ...):Bishop Gaetano Di Pierro, S.C.I. (72)Bishop Gaetano Di Pierro, S.C.I. (72)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Farafangana (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gaetano Di Pierro, S.C.I. (72)Bishop Gaetano Di Pierro, S.C.I. (72)Permalink
(2018.03.03 – ...)

Bishop of Farafangana (Madagascar)

Born:1948.12.01 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1975.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2001.08.05

Titular Bishop of Guardialfiera (2001.04.24 – 2006.05.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ambatondrazaka (Madagascar) (2001.04.24 – 2006.05.13)

Bishop of Moramanga (Madagascar) (2006.05.13 – 2018.03.03)

Bishop of Farafangana (Madagascar) (2018.03.03 – ...)

Bishop José Alfredo Caires de Nobrega, S.C.I. (70)Bishop José Alfredo Caires de Nobrega, S.C.I. (70)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2014.01.16 – 2018.03.03)

Archbishop Benjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson, C.M. (66)Bishop Benjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson, C.M. (66) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2005.11.26 – 2013.11.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antsiranana (Madagascar)
Apostolic Administrator of Ambanja (Madagascar)

Tsy isika fa ny fahasoavan’Andriamanitra miaraka amintsika

Born:1955.04.25 (Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1984.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:2006.03.25

Bishop of Farafangana (Madagascar) (2005.11.26 – 2013.11.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antsiranana (Madagascar) (2013.11.27 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Ambanja (Madagascar) (2019.10.08 – ...)

Bishop Charles-Remy Rakotonirina, S.J.Permalink
(1976.10.28 – 2005.08.06)

Born:1928.01.16 (Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1961.09.06
Consecrated Bishop:1977.03.28
Died:2005.08.06 († 77)

Bishop of Farafangana (Madagascar) (1976.10.28 – 2005.08.06)

Bishop Victor Razafimahatratra, S.J. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1971.01.16 – 1976.04.10)

Born:1921.09.08 (Ambanitsilena-Ranomasina, Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1956.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1971.01.16
Created Cardinal:1976.05.24
Died:1993.10.06 (Antananarivo, Madagascar † 72)

Bishop of Farafangana (Madagascar) (1971.01.16 – 1976.04.10)

President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar (1974 – 1986)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tananarive (Madagascar) (1976.04.10 – 1989.10.28)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Gerusalemme (1976.05.24 – 1993.10.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antananarivo (Madagascar) (1989.10.28 – 1993.10.06)

Bishop Camille-Antoine Chilouet, C.M.Permalink
(1957.12.24 – 1970.11.25)

Born:1899.07.16 (France)
Ordained Priest:1925.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1958.07.02
Died:1970.11.25 († 71)

Bishop of Farafangana (Madagascar) (1957.12.24 – 1970.11.25)


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