Ambrose Madtha

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Coat of arms of Ambrose Madtha.

Ambrose Madtha (November 2, 1955 – December 8, 2012) was the Roman Catholic archbishop of Naissus and the nuncio to Ivory Coast.[1]

Born in Belthangady, India, in 1955. Madtha studied Philosophy and Theology at St. Charles Seminary, Nagpur and obtained doctorate in canon law from Urban University in Rome. He was ordained a priest in 1982. In 2008 was named titular archbishop and nuncio to Ivory Coast.[2] He was ordained bishop by Jean-Louis Tauran on 27 July 2008.

He had served apostolic nunciatures in Ghana, El Salvador, the Republic of Georgia, Albania and Republic of China (Taiwan).


  1. ^ Associated Press (2012-11-30). "Papal envoy to Ivory Coast dies in car accident, says President Alassane Ouattara". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  2. ^ Ambrose Madtha