Diocese of

Morondava

Madagascar Madagascar

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Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Morondava / Morondaven(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Toliara

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2010.02.26 – ...):Bishop Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, O.C.D. (56)Bishop Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, O.C.D. (56)

President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar

Auxiliary Bishop (2023.05.19 – ...):Bishop Jean Nicolas Rakotojaona (51)Bishop Jean Nicolas Rakotojaona (51)

Titular Bishop of Dragonara

Ordinaries

Bishops of Morondava (Roman Rite)

Bishop Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, O.C.D. (56)Bishop Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, O.C.D. (56)
(2010.02.26 – ...)

Bishop of Morondava (Madagascar)
President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar

Born:1968.01.20 (Ambohijanahary, Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1997.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:2010.05.16

Bishop of Morondava (Madagascar) (2010.02.26 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar (2012 – 2021.11.11)

President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar (2021.11.11 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Miarinarivo (Madagascar) (2023.06.12 – 2024.03.09)

Bishop Donald Joseph Leo Pelletier, M.S.
(1999.10.15 – 2010.02.26)

Born:1931.06.17 (Attleboro, MA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1956.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:2000.02.13
Died:2022.06.04 (Enfield, NH, USA † 90)

Bishop of Morondava (Madagascar) (1999.10.15 – 2010.02.26)

Bishop Bernard Charles Ratsimamotoana, M.S.
(1964.09.29 – 1998.08.08)

Born:1925.08.26 (Madagascar)
Ordained Priest:1955.09.25
Consecrated Bishop:1964.12.03
Died:2005.10.18 († 80)

Bishop of Morondava (Madagascar) (1964.09.29 – 1998.08.08)

Bishop Paul Joseph Girouard, M.S.
(1955.09.14 – 1964.02.18)

Born:1898 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1927.07.26
Consecrated Bishop:1956
Died:1964.02.18 († 65)

Prefect Apostolic of Morondava (Madagascar) (1954 – 1955.09.14)

Bishop of Morondava (Madagascar) (1955.09.14 – 1964.02.18)

Prefects Apostolic of Morondava (Roman Rite)

Fr. Paul Joseph Girouard, M.S. (later Bishop)
(1954 – 1955.09.14)

(see above)

Fr. Stefano Garon, M.S.
(1947.07.04 – 1954)

Died:1954

Prefect Apostolic of Morondava (Madagascar) (1947.07.04 – 1954)

Fr. Joseph-Paul Futy, M.S. (later Bishop)
(1938 – 1947.02.13)

Born:1889.05.05 (France)
Ordained Priest:1912.07.14
Consecrated Bishop:1947.04.27
Died:1956.08.12 († 67)

Prefect Apostolic of Morondava (Madagascar) (1938 – 1947.02.13)

Vicar Apostolic of Antsirabé (Madagascar) (1947.02.13 – 1955.03)

Titular Bishop of Aspendus (1947.02.13 – 1956.08.12)

Special Churches

Maintirano (↑), Tsiroanomandidy (↗), Antsirabé (→), Ambositra (→), Morombe (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 46,121 km²

Population: 85,639 Catholics (8.8% of 972,340 total)

Pastoral Centres: 29 parishes, 2 missions

Personnel: 54 priests (7 diocesan, 47 religious), 277 religious (80 brothers, 197 sisters), 52 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.06.16

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