AMERICA/FRENCH GUIANA - Appointment of the Bishop of Cayenne

Friday, 10 December 2021

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father Francis has appointed Rev. Alain Ransay of the clergy of Fort-de-France (Martinique), currently parish priest of Notre Dame de Bellevue, as Bishop of the Diocese of Cayenne (French Guiana).
Mgr. Alain Ransay was born on November 11, 1961 in Trinité (Martinique). He received his priestly ordination on December 27, 1992. In 1984 he graduated in Mathematics from the Université Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier. Between 1984 and 1986 he taught Mathematics at the Lyceum of Trinité and at the Vert-Pré College of Martinique. From 1986 to 1988 he attended the Seminary of Avignon and from 1988 to 1992 he was a student of the Séminaire Universitaire and of the Université Catholique de Lyon where he obtained a licentiate in theology.
Since his ordination he has held the following positions: Parish Vicar in Lamentin (1992); Parish Administrator in Trois-Îlets (1993-1995); Preacher for evangelization missions and spiritual retreats (since 1993); Parish priest of De-Briant (1995-1997); Parish priest of Saint-Marie (1997-1998); Parish priest of Lamentin (1998-2000); Chancellor, Diocesan Treasurer, Hospital Chaplain, Moderator of the parish team of Le Robert in Martinique (2000-2005); Chaplain of Catholic Action teachers (since 2008); Parish priest of St. Christophe (2008-2014) and of Marie and Saint-Anne (2014-2016). Since 2014 he has been Professor of Moral Theology at the IDSR Gaston Jean-Michel; since 2016 up to now Parish Priest of Notre Dame de Bellevue; since 2017 Episcopal Delegate for the Pastoral Care of Education; since 2018 Vice-President of the European Catholic Institute of the Americas and since 2020 President of the Presbyteral Council. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 10/12/2021)