MADAGASCAR: Pope Appoints Bishop Rosario Saro Vella to Moramanga Diocese

MORAMANGA, JULY 9, 2018 (CISA) – Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Rosario Saro Vella S.D.B, of the Catholic Diocese of Ambanja, as bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Moramanga, Madagascar.

The appointment was announced on July 8,2019 at the Vatican.

Bishop Vella, of the congregation of the Salesians of St. John Bosco was ordained priest in 1979, in Italy and was sent as a missionary to Madagascar.

In the past he has served as parish priest in various parishes in Madagascar, and was also Professor of Patristics in the inter-diocesan Major Seminary of Antsiranana.

In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ambanja.  The Catholic Diocese of Moramanga has been vacant since the appointment of Bishop Gaetano Di Pierro, to the Diocese of Farafangana in March 2018.