Roman Catholic Diocese of Morombe

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Morombe (Latin: Moromben(sis)) is a diocese located in the ecclesiastical province of Toliara in Madagascar. The episcopal see is in the city of Morombe.

Diocese of Morombe

Dioecesis Morombensis
TerritoryManja, Beroroha, Morombe, and Ankazoabo districts
Area31,917 km2 (12,323 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2002)
31,206 (8.1%)
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathédrale du Sacré-Cœur de Jésus
Current leadership
BishopJean Désiré Razafinirina

History edit

On April 25, 1960, Pope John XXIII established the Diocese of Morombe by partitioning the Diocese of Morondava. The new diocese contained the districts of Manja, Beroroha, Morombe, and Ankazoabo.[1] Joseph Zimmermann, M.S.F., was the first bishop.[2] As of 2003, the diocese included 200 primary schools, seven secondary schools, and seven missionary hospitals.[3]

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References edit

  1. ^ "Africae gentes" (PDF). Acta Apostolicae Sedis (in Latin). 53 (1): 18–20. 30 January 1961. ISSN 0001-5199.
  2. ^ "Un nouvel évêque missionnaire suisse" (PDF). La Liberté (in French). Vol. 90, no. 138. 15 June 1960. p. 3.
  3. ^ Knie-Górna, Jadwiga (December 2003). "Jestem, by służyć". Przewodnik Katolicki (in Polish). ISSN 0137-8384.

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