The Bishop-elect made his perpetual vows in the Religious Order in September 2000, and joined Saint Thérèse de l'Enfant-Jésus Major Seminary in Antananarivo for his theological studies.
In 2010, he obtained a licentiate in theology, with a specialization in Youth Ministry from the Rome-based Pontifical Salesian University.
As a Priest, Mons. Randriamalala has served in various capacities, including Head of the missionary district of Avaradrano in the Diocese of Morondava; and Director of the Diocesan Radio.
Once ordained Bishop, Mons. Randriamalala will be at the helm of the Malagasy Diocese that has a population of 166,950 Catholics, according to 2020 statistics.
The 34,083 square-kilometer Catholic Diocese of Ambanja was erected in September 1848 as the Prefecture Apostolic of Isole di Mayotta, Nossi-Bé e Comore.
It was elevated to a Prefecture Apostolic of Isole di Mayotta in June 1938 before it became the Vicariate Apostolic of Ambanja in March 1951.
The Episcopal See that is part of the Ecclesiastical Province of Antsiranana was elevated to a Diocese in September 1955.
Silas Mwale Isenjia is a Kenyan journalist with a great zeal and interest for Catholic Church related communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communication from Moi University in Kenya. Silas has vast experience in the Media production industry. He currently works as a Journalist for ACI Africa.
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