Alain-Sébastien Le Breton

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Alain-Sebastien Le Breton SMM (born November 4, 1888 in Lesnalec near Plobannalec , France , † December 16, 1964 ) was Roman Catholic Bishop of Tamatave .


Alain-Sebastien Le Breton completed his priestly training in the seminary of Quimper and entered the religious order of the Montfortans . In 1914 he was drafted into the French army and fought in the First World War . On January 1, 1918, he was ordained a priest of the Montfortans. His episcopal career began on October 8, 1935, when he was appointed Prefect of the Apostolic Prefecture of Vatomandry in Madagascar . On May 25, 1939 he was appointed titular bishop of Hypselis with simultaneous appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Tamatave in Madagascar . He was then on 7 October 1939 by the Bishop of Quimper Adolphe-Yves-Marie Duparc consecrated bishop, co-consecrators were Bishop Hippolyte Tréhiou of Vannes and Auguste-Joseph-Marie Cogneau , Titular Bishop of Thabraca . This was followed on September 14, 1955, the appointment as the first bishop of Tamatave with the elevation of the vicariate to a diocese. He held this office until March 15, 1957 and was then appointed titular bishop of Salona . Until his death on December 16, 1964, he was Bishop Emeritus of Tamatave.

During his tenure, he participated in two sessions of the Second Vatican Council . He consecrated his successor Jules-Joseph Puset SMM as bishop and was co- consecrator with Archbishop Edmond-Marie-Jean Wolff CSSp and with the bishops Edouard Rostaing MS and Claude Rolland MS.

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Jules-Joseph Puset SMM