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Catholic Church in Mauritius

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

Catholic Bishop in Mauritius Expresses Solidarity with, Support for Cyclone Victims

Jan 18, 2024

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis in Mauritius has expressed his solidarity with and support for victims of Cyclone Belal that hit the Indian Ocean Island nation on Monday, January 15.

Mons. Michel Moura, appointed Apostolic Vicar for the Apostolic Vicariate of Rodrigues in Mauritius on 20 December 2023. Credit: Diocese of Port Louis

PMS Director in Indian Ocean Island Nations Appointed Apostolic Vicar in Mauritius

Dec 20, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed the Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) for the territories of the Episcopal Conference of the Indian Ocean (C.E.D.O.I.) the Apostolic Vicar for the Apostolic Vicariate of Rodrigues in Mauritius.

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

Armed Men Disrupt Peace Concert in Mauritius, Catholic Bishop Condemns the “intimidation”

Oct 27, 2023

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius has condemned the “scene of intimidation” that was witnessed at a peace concert in the Indian Ocean Island nation when armed men disrupted the planned ending of the event held at La Citadelle.

Logo of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Port Louis/Facebook

“Only non-violence can lead to lasting peace”: Religious Leaders in Mauritius

Oct 2, 2023

On the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence marked October 2, religious leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius are encouraging the adoption of non-violent initiatives as a means to achieve lasting peace.

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône embraces Yannick Casquette during the September 3 Diaconate Ordination. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

At First Ordination, Mauritian Bishop Urges New Deacon to “listen with compassion”

Sep 4, 2023

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius has urged the new Deacon he ordained on Sunday, September 3, the first ordination since his Episcopal Consecration on August 20, to “listen with compassion”. 

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône during the Memorial of St. Louis, the Patron Saint of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

St. Louis Memorial: Bishop in Mauritius Highlights Importance of Church-State Partnership

Aug 25, 2023

On the Memorial of St. Louis, the Patron Saint of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese, the Local Ordinary of the Indian Ocean Island nation Episcopal See has highlighted the importance of Church-State partnership.

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of Port Louis in Mauritius. Credit: Défi Plus

Like Jesus, Have “a shepherd’s heart”: Cardinal in Mauritius to New Bishop of Port Louis

Aug 21, 2023

Maurice Cardinal Piat has invited the new Bishop of Port Louis in Mauritius to follow in the footsteps of Jesus in his Episcopal Ministry, serving the people of God with “a shepherd’s heart”.

Maurice Cardinal Piat, Bishop Emeritus of Port-Louis in Mauritius. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

“Democracy is under attack”, Cardinal in Mauritius on Situation in Many Countries

Aug 17, 2023

Democracy is not functioning well in many countries across the globe, Maurice Cardinal Piat has lamented in an interview.

Maurice Cardinal Piat, Bishop Emeritus of Port-Louis in Mauritius. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

“A wonderful adventure”: Cardinal in Mauritius on 30 Years as Bishop of Port Louis Diocese

Aug 16, 2023

Maurice Cardinal Piat has described his 30 years as Bishop of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius as “a wonderful experience.”

Maurice Cardinal Piat, Bishop Emeritus of Port-Louis in Mauritius. Credit: Poort Louis Diocese

“Never regretted it”: Cardinal in Mauritius on Call to Ministry as Priest, Bishop

Jul 17, 2023

On the occasion of his 32nd Episcopal anniversary, Maurice Cardinal Piat has said he “never regretted” answering God’s call to the Priesthood ministry, and later Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius.

A poster announcing the July 16 Feast of Vocations and the 32nd Episcopal anniversary of Maurice Cardinal Piat. Credit: Poort Louis Diocese

On Mauritius’ “feast of vocations”, Cardinal Calls on Parents to Be “wise gardeners”

Jul 17, 2023

On the occasion marking the gift of vocations among the people of God in Mauritius (feast of vocations) celebrated Sunday, July 16, Maurice Cardinal Piat has called upon parents in the Indian Ocean Island nation to be “wise gardeners.”

Maurice Evenor Cardinal Piat (left) and Mons. Jean Michaël Durhône (right) after the May 20 press conference. Credit: Port-Louis Diocese

“A great responsibility”: Bishop-elect for Port-Louis Diocese in Mauritius on Appointment

May 24, 2023

Mons. Jean Michaël Durhône, the Bishop-elect for Port-Louis Diocese in Mauritius has described his May 19 Episcopal appointment as “a great responsibility”.

Maurice Cardinal Piat, Bishop of Port Louis in Mauritius who unveiled his Pastoral Letter on the Lenten Season titled “Walking together is opening a path of hope” on 22 February 2023. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

“Path of hope must be found”, Cardinal in Mauritius Urges amid Multiple Challenges

Feb 28, 2023

The people of God in Mauritius and other parts of the world are facing multiple challenges, the Bishop of Port Louis Diocese in the in the Indian Ocean Island nation, Maurice Cardinal Piat, has said, and cautioning against giving up, underscored the need to set on the “path of hope” for solutions.

Some members of the Pan-African Association of Catholic Exegetes (APECA). Credit: Port Louis Diocese

Catholic Association Urges African Leaders to “develop policies that protect environment”

Sep 16, 2022

Members of the Pan-African Association of Catholic Exegetes (APECA) have, in a collective statement at the end of their 20th Congress in Mauritius, called on African leaders to “develop policies that protect the environment”.

Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

Find Courage from the Cross: Mauritian Cardinal to Agaléga Islands Church on Anniversary

Sep 14, 2022

The Bishop of Port-Louis in Mauritius has expressed his closeness with members of the Catholic community in Agaléga Islands who are served by the Mauritian Catholic Diocese, and urged them to find strength and courage in the Cross implanted to commemorate the arrival of the first missionaries 125 years ago.

Maurice Cardinal Piat, Bishop of Port Louis in Mauritius. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

On Memorial of “Apostle of Mauritius”, Blessed Laval, Cardinal Urges Closeness to Youth

Sep 13, 2022

On the occasion of the 181st anniversary of the arrival of Blessed Jacques-Désiré Laval in Mauritius and the 158th anniversary of his death, the head of the Catholic Church in the Indian Ocean island nation has called upon pastoral agents to reach out to young people in view of addressing their challenges in the footsteps of the late Missionary Priest.

Credit: Port Louis Diocese

Culture, Lethargy among “barriers” to Environmental Protection Course: Mauritian Cardinal

Sep 8, 2022

The lack of energy and enthusiasm, culture and lifestyle are among the “barriers” to environmental conservation, the Bishop of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius, Maurice Cardinal Piat has said. 

Fr. Alain Romaine. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Feast of Patron Saint of Mauritian Diocese “a moment to review our common history”: Priest

Aug 26, 2022

The Feast Day of the patron Saint of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius offers an occasion to review the shared history of the people of God in the country, a Catholic Priest in the Indian Ocean Island nation has said.  

Members of the Episcopal Conference of the Indian Ocean (CEDOI). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Indian Ocean Catholic Bishops Highlight “priority areas” in Synod on Synodality Process

Jul 12, 2022

Catholic Bishops in the countries of the Indian Ocean have, in a collective message at the end of their Plenary Assembly, highlighted some priority areas to guide the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality in their region.

Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit: Diocese of Port Louis

Torture of Detainees in Mauritius “frightening violation of basic human rights”: Cardinal

Jun 1, 2022

The reported police torture of detainees in Mauritius is a “frightening violation of basic human rights”, the Bishop of Port Louis Diocese, Maurice Cardinal Piat, has said.