Welcome To The Diocese Of Roseau


Established in 1850, the Diocese of Roseau encompasses the Commonwealth of Dominica and is a member of the Antilles Episcopal Conference. We trust you will enjoy browsing the various pages of this site and that it will give you some insight into the life and work of the Diocese.

Most Reverend Gabriel Malzaire

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Bishop Malzaire was born in Mon Repos, a community in the village of Micoud on the east of St Lucia. He dreamt of serving the Lord since the age 10. Bishop Malzaire studied at the Regional Seminary of St John Vianney and Ugandan Martyrs in Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a doctorate in Systematic Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. His doctoral thesis, published in Rome, is a study of the relationship between theology of the Eucharist and the Social Teaching of the Church, as reflected in the thoughts of the late Pope Paul VI on the world’s poor and suffering.

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By Deacon Mike James

Topics such as “Call no Man Father”, “What about Intercommunion?”, “What about the Saints?” and “What about Tradition?” whet the interest of the reader to discover how he will address topics which are of real concern inside and outside the Catholic Church but which are rarely addressed to ordinary Catholics and others for being “unsuitable” or “too complex”.

Bishop Malzaire does not disappoint in addressing such issues of concern humbly, clearly and from the perspective of the Gospel Jesus and the teaching of the Church.


Latest News


Emeritus Archbishop Kelvin Felix named a Cardinal by Pope Francis

The Diocese of Roseau is extremely happy to receive the news of the naming of Archbishop Kelvin Felix as Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is among 19 Catholic prelates from around the world who were elevated to the office by Pope Francis.

The announcement was made by the Holy Father during the Angelus at the Vatican on Sunday, January 12, 2014. In his announcement, the pope stated that the new Cardinals “represent the deep ecclesiastical relationship between the Church of Rome and the other Churches throughout the world.”

The consistory, that is, the ceremony at which the cardinals are formally instated, will be held in Rome on February 22, 2014.

One of the functions of the Cardinals of the Catholic Church is to elect a new Pontiff. However, as he is over 80, Archbishop Felix will not be eligible to vote for a new pope.

We congratulate Archbishop Kelvin Felix for the great honour bestowed on him by the Holy Father. It is not doubt an indication of his selfless dedication to the Church and the esteem at which he is held by Holy See. We too in the Diocese share in that honour.

His Lordship, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire invites persons who are able and willing to be part of a delegation to accompany Archbishop Kelvin to the consistory in Rome on February 22, 2014. Anyone who is interested should contact the Bishop’s office as soon as possible.

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