Remi Rabenirina

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Remi Joseph Rabenirina (born 6 March 1938) is a former Malagasy Anglican Archbishop. He was Archbishop of the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean, from 1995 to 2005.

Rabenirina was educated at the University of Madagascar.[1] After a brief career as a school teacher, he was ordained an Anglican priest in 1967. He was parish priest at St James’ Toamasina and then held incumbencies at St Matthew’s Antsiranana and St John’s Ambohimangakely.[2]

In 1979 he was appointed the Bishop of Antananarivo, resigning in 2008; and in 1995 Archbishop of the Indian Ocean, resigning in 2005. An author [3] he is Chevalier, Officier et Commandeur de l’Ordre National (Malagasy).

Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Ephraim Randrianovana
Bishop of Antananarivo
1984– 2008
Succeeded by
Samoela Jaona Ranarivelo
Preceded by
French Kitchener Chang-Him
Archbishop of the Indian Ocean
1995 – 2005
Succeeded by
Gerald James Ian Ernest


  1. ^ Who's Who 1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory (London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X)
  3. ^ Amongst others he wrote An Open Door: a short history of the beginning of the Anglican Church in Northern Madagascar (1969), Preaching the Cross (1990), Some of the Saints remembered in the Anglican Church Calendar, Madagascar (1998) > British Library website accessed 17:28 GMT 2 December, 2010

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