Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Antananarivo

Madagascar Madagascar

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Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Antananarivo / Antananariven(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Antsirabé, Maintirano, Miarinarivo, Tsiroanomandidy

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2023.06.05 – ...):Archbishop Jean de Dieu Raoelison (60)Archbishop Jean de Dieu Raoelison (60)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Antananarivo (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Jean de Dieu Raoelison (60)Archbishop Jean de Dieu Raoelison (60)
(2023.06.05 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antananarivo (Madagascar)

Born:1963.07.31 (Arivonimamo, Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1996.09.07
Consecrated Bishop:2010.06.13

Priest of Antananarivo (Madagascar) (1996.09.07 – 2010.03.25)

Titular Bishop of Corniculana (2010.03.25 – 2015.04.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Antananarivo (Madagascar) (2010.03.25 – 2015.04.11)

Bishop of Ambatondrazaka (Madagascar) (2015.04.11 – 2023.06.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antananarivo (Madagascar) (2023.06.05 – ...)

Archbishop Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona (78)Archbishop Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona (78)
(2005.12.07 – 2023.06.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Antananarivo (Madagascar)

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

Priest of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar) (1975.12.28 – 1998.11.28)

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 – 2023.06.05)

Cardinal Armand Gaétan Razafindratandra
(1994.02.03 – 2005.12.07)

Ut omnes unum sint

Born:1925.08.07 (Ambohimalaza, Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1954.07.27
Consecrated Bishop:1978.07.02
Created Cardinal:1994.11.26
Died:2010.01.09 (Mahajanga, Madagascar † 84)

Priest of Tananarive (Madagascar) (1954.07.27 – 1978.04.27)

Bishop of Majunga (Madagascar) (1978.04.27 – 1989.10.28)

Bishop of Mahajanga (Madagascar) (1989.10.28 – 1994.02.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antananarivo (Madagascar) (1994.02.03 – 2005.12.07)

Apostolic Administrator of Miarinarivo (Madagascar) (1994.07 – 1998.02.14)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Silvestro e Martino ai Monti (1994.11.26 – 2010.01.09)

President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar (1996 – 2002)

Cardinal Victor Razafimahatratra, S.J.
(1989.10.28 – 1993.10.06)

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)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Tananarive (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Victor Razafimahatratra, S.J.
(1976.04.10 – 1989.10.28)

(see above)

Cardinal Jérôme Rakotomalala
(1960.04.04 – 1975.11.01)

Opus fac evangelistæ

Born:1914.07.15 (Sainte-Marie, Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1943.07.31
Consecrated Bishop:1960.05.08
Created Cardinal:1969.04.28
Died:1975.11.01 (Tananarive, Madagascar † 61)

Priest of Tananarive (Madagascar) (1943.07.31 – 1960.04.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tananarive (Madagascar) (1960.04.04 – 1975.11.01)

President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar (1965 – 1966)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Consolatrice al Tiburtino (1969.04.30 – 1975.11.01)

Archbishop Victor Sartre, S.J.
(1955.09.14 – 1960.01.12)

Born:1902.09.23 (France)
Ordained Priest:1932.08.28
Consecrated Bishop:1948.07.17
Died:2000.10.13 († 98)

Titular Bishop of Vaga (1948.03.11 – 1955.09.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Tananarive (Madagascar) (1948.03.11 – 1955.09.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tananarive (Madagascar) (1955.09.14 – 1960.01.12)

Titular Archbishop of Beroë (1960.01.12 – 2000.10.13)

Vicars Apostolic of Tananarive (Roman Rite)

Bishop Victor Sartre, S.J. (later Archbishop)
(1948.03.11 – 1955.09.14)

(see above)

Bishop Étienne Fourcadier
(1928.02.15 – 1947.04.22)

Born:1867.04.28 (France)
Ordained Priest:1900.08.26
Consecrated Bishop:1928.05.31
Died:1948.05.02 († 81)

Vicar Apostolic of Tananarive (Madagascar) (1928.02.15 – 1947.04.22)

Titular Bishop of Hippo Diarrhytus (1928.02.18 – 1948.05.02)

Bishop Henri de Lespinasse de Saune, S.J.
(1913.05.20 – 1927.03.07)

Born:1850.07.07 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1900.02.18
Died:1929.08.07 († 79)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Central Madagascar (Madagascar) (1899.11.22 – 1911.08.30)

Titular Bishop of Rhizæum (1899.11.22 – 1929.08.07)

Vicar Apostolic of Central Madagascar (Madagascar) (1911.08.30 – 1913.05.20)

Vicar Apostolic of Tananarive (Madagascar) (1913.05.20 – 1927.03.07)

Vicars Apostolic of Central Madagascar (Roman Rite)

Bishop Henri de Lespinasse de Saune, S.J.
(1911.08.30 – 1913.05.20)

(see above)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste Cazet
(1885.05.05 – 1911.08.30)

Born:1827.07.31 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1885.10.11
Died:1918.03.06 († 90)

Vicar Apostolic of Central Madagascar (Madagascar) (1885.05.05 – 1911.08.30)

Titular Bishop of Sozusa (1885.05.05 – 1918.03.06)

Vicars Apostolic of Madagascar (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alexandre-Hippolyte-Xavier Monnet, C.S.Sp.
(1848.10.03 – 1849.12.01)

Born:1812.01.04 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1848.11.05
Died:1849.12.01 († 37)

Superior General of Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans, Holy Ghost Fathers) (1848.03.02 – 1848.10.03)

Titular Bishop of Pella (1848.10.03 – 1849.12.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Madagascar (Madagascar) (1848.10.03 – 1849.12.01)

Prefects Apostolic of Madagascar (Roman Rite)

Fr. Jean-Pierre Dalmond, C.S.Sp.
(1841.12 – 1847.09.22)

Ordained Priest:1824?
Died:1847.09.22

Prefect Apostolic of Madagascar (Madagascar) (1841.12 – 1847.09.22)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Antsirabé (↙), Miarinarivo (←), Ambatondrazaka (↑), Moramanga (→)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 12,500 km²

Population: 2,204,680 Catholics (47.4% of 4,651,640 total)

Pastoral Centres: 86 parishes, 22 missions

Personnel: 422 priests (232 diocesan, 190 religious), 3,398 religious (1,091 brothers, 2,307 sisters), 193 seminarians

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