• Short Summary

    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN MALAGASY, A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH HAS BEEN PROMOTED TO CARDINAL.

  • Description

    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN MALAGASY, A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH HAS BEEN PROMOTED TO CARDINAL. HE IS MONSIGNOR JEROME RAKOTOMALALA, ARCHBISHOP OF TANANARIVE.

    CARDINAL RAKOTOMALALA IS ONLY THE THIRD AFRICAN CHURCHMAN TO BE ELEVATED TO CARDINAL.

    HE WAS BORN IN SAINT MARIE, MALAGASY, IN 1914, ONE OF A FAMILY OF NINE CHILDREN. THREE OF THE FAMILY ARE SERVING IN THE CHURCH.

    HE BECAME A PRIEST IN 1943, AFTER BEING EDUCATED IN TANANARIVE AT SECONDARY SCHOOL AND A SEMINARY.

    CARDINAL RAKOTOMALALA HAS SERVED AS VICAR AT TANANARIVE AND A TEACHER OF SCIENCE AT A SMALL SEMINARY.

    IN 1947, HE BECAME VICAR OF A PARISH AND IN 1953 WAS RECALLED TO CATHOLIC TEACHING, BECOMING HEAD OF A JUNIOR SCHOOL.

    SIX YEARS LATER, HE WAS NAMED VICAR-GENERAL OF TANANARIVE. HE WAS MADE A BISHOP BY POPE JOHN IN 1960, AND IS A KNIGHT OF THE MALAGASY NATIONAL ORDER.

    HE WILL BE NAMED CARDINAL BY POPE PAUL DURING THE ASSEMBLY OF CARDINALS ON MAY 1 THIS YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2X6TCS1NF15XMRCGDXWZMI60O
    Media URN:
    VLVA2X6TCS1NF15XMRCGDXWZMI60O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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