Alexandre Monnet

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Alexandre-Hippolyte-Xavier Monnet, C.S.Sp. (4 January 1812 – 1 December 1849) was a French bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, and the Superior General of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost. He served as Vicar Apostolic of Madagascar (now the Archdiocese of Antananarivo) from 1848 until his death.


Alexandre Monnet was born on 4 January 1812 in Mouchin, France.[1] In 1837, at the age of 25, he was ordained a priest in the Congregation of the Holy Spirit.[1] On 2 March 1848, he was appointed Superior General of that Congregation, a post from which he would resign on 3 October 1848.[1][2] He was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Madagascar, with an titular bishopric (Pella), on 3 October 1848, a post to which he was consecrated on 5 November. He died on 1 December 1849, at the age of 37.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Cheney, David M. "Bishop Alexandre-Hippolyte-Xavier Monnet, C.S.Sp.". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Vicars Apostolic of Madagascar (Roman Rite)". Metropolitan Archdiocese of Antananarivo. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Alexandre Leguay
Superior General of the
Congregation of the Holy Ghost

Succeeded by
Francis Libermann
Preceded by
Vicar Apostolic of Madagascar
Succeeded by