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Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

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Anglican realignmentEdit

The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean is a member of the Global South and the Global Anglican Future Conference, and has been involved in the Anglican realignment. Archbishop James Wong attended GAFCON III, in Jerusalem, on 17–22 June 2018. The province was represented at the event by a ten-member delegation, six from Madagascar and four from the Seychelles.[1]

DiocesesEdit

Madagascan diocesesEdit

Diocese of AntananarivoEdit

The Bishop of Antananarivo has been the Ordinary of the Anglican Church in Antananarivo[2] in the Indian Ocean since the diocese's erection in 1969.[3] The current bishop is Samoela Jaona Ranarivelo.

Diocese of AntsirananaEdit

Bishops of Antsiranana have included Roger Chung Po Chuen (until 2012), Oliver Simon (2012–2015) and Théophile Botomazava (since 2015).

Diocese of FianarantsoaEdit

The diocese of Fianarantsoa, has been established since at least 2003[4] and Gilbert Rakotondravelo had been the Bishop of Fianarantsoa since before 2010.[5]

Diocese of MahajangaEdit

Jean-Claude Andrianjafimanana had been the (Anglican) Bishop of Mahajanga, since before 2003.[4]

Diocese of ToamasinaEdit

Jean-Paul Solo has been the (Anglican) Bishop of Toamasina, since before 2011.[6]

Diocese of ToliaraEdit

Todd McGregor was elected in 2006 to become a suffragan/assistant bishop over the Toliara (Tuléar) missionary area of the Diocese of Antananarivo, to prepare that area to become a diocese. On 21 April 2013, the new Diocese of Toliara was erected out of Antananarivo diocese and McGregor became the first bishop diocesan.[7]

Diocese of MauritiusEdit

See: Bishop of Mauritius.

Diocese of SeychellesEdit

The Bishop of Seychelles has been the Ordinary of the Anglican Church in the Seychelles[8] in the Indian Ocean since the diocese's erection in 1973.[9] The current bishop is James Wong,[10] since 2009; he has also been the Archbishop of the Indian Ocean since 2017.[11]

ArchbishopsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ GAFCON III largest pan-Anglican gathering since Toronto Congress of 1963, Anglican Ink, 20 June 2018
  2. ^ Anglican Communion
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ a b Africa South of the Sahara 2003, p. 608 (Accessed 22 February 2017)
  5. ^ Diocese in Europe Calendar and Prayer Diary, July to December 2010 (Accessed 22 February 2017)
  6. ^ Diocese of York Prayer Diary — October 2011 (Accessed 22 February 2017)
  7. ^ Diocese of Toliara — A Brief History (Accessed 22 February 2017)
  8. ^ Net Ministries
  9. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  10. ^ Anglican Communion
  11. ^ Seychelles eNews — Anglican Bishop to be consecrated (Accessed 22 February 2017)

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