Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau set to return to his homeland as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Castries, St Lucia.

Bishop Malzaire

Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau is returning to his homeland as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Castries, St Lucia.

A press release from the Chancery, Archdiocese of Castries, said the announcement was made by the Vatican at 7 a.m. local time today, February 11, 2022.  “The Church in Saint Lucia is happy to have one of its sons chosen to be the Shepherd of the flock in Saint Lucia,” said the release.

It continued, “The Archbishop Elect, Most Rev Gabriel Malzaire, was ordained a priest on July 28, 1985.  He served in several parishes in the Archdiocese of Castries and also taught at the Regional Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs in Trinidad.  At age 45, he was appointed Bishop of Roseau, Dominica, and was ordained as Bishop on October 4, 2002.  He has been a Bishop for the past nineteen years and is in his second term as President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference.

He was born in Mon Repos, Saint Lucia, on October 4, 1957, and is the son of Edison Joseph Malzaire and Oliver Malzaire both deceased.  He has ten siblings.  The Archbishop Elect is the second Saint Lucian to be appointed Archbishop of Castries. Archbishop Patrick Webster, OSB, a Saint Lucian, was the first Archbishop of Castries (1974 –1979).  The new Metropolitan Archbishop succeeds Archbishop Robert Rivas OP, a Trinidadian, who has served in the Archdiocese of Castries for fourteen years since his Installation as Co-Adjutor Archbishop of Castries on October 14, 2007.  The Holy See has further appointed, his Grace, Archbishop Robert Rivas OP Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Castries until the Installation of the new Ordinary.

Today the Church in Saint Lucia rejoices and is filled with gratitude for its newly appointed Archbishop.  Indeed, all of Saint Lucia is proud to welcome the new Archbishop back home.  As members of the OECS, the Catholic Church and people of Saint Lucia wish to thank the Church and people of Dominica for welcoming Bishop Malzaire and supporting him over the past 19 years as he led the Church in Dominica.  He will continue to act as Apostolic Administrator in Roseau, Dominica, until a successor is appointed and installed to succeed him in the See of Roseau.

Bishop Malzaire is ready to come home and to lead the flock in Saint Lucia.  His Installation as Metropolitan Archbishop of Castries will take place on Mercy Sunday, April 24, 2022.  Let us roll out the homecoming carpet for him.  To God be the glory.”

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37 Comments

  1. Marie
    February 17, 2022

    Bishop Malzaire is a good Shepherd and he will be missed. Like all of us he is human and not perfect. His task was not easy but he tried. Readers please respect our Bishop and yourself. Try to let your comments be objective and civil. Thank you.

    Congratulations Bishop Malzaire on your new appointment. May the Good Lord bless , guide and keep you as you continue to labour in his vineyard. More blessings to you.

  2. Lulu
    February 16, 2022

    Bishop Malzaire was a good shepherd. Like all of us he is not perfect, but he tried. He will be missed. May the Lord bless and keep him as he continues labouring in HIS vineyard.

    Congratulations Bishop Malzaire.

    Please respect our Bishop.

  3. Frank N Stein
    February 14, 2022

    Zor nobody doh miss malaire? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  4. Goodwill
    February 14, 2022

    Congratulations to Bishop Malzaire on his new appointment. Best wishes to him for a successful term as Archbishop of Castries. There is a saying if you cant say something good say nothing,

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  5. Ibo France
    February 13, 2022

    I hope that Bishop Mal- Zaire’s successor is completely different. Hope he will cater for the spiritual needs of Dominicans and be unafraid to be a force against suppression, persecution, discrimination and human rights abuses and be a bright and shining light for the people.
    A Bishop is not only placed here to preach a good sermon but to shed light and help to bring relief to those who are burdened by the oppressive policies of the powerful and mighty in society.

    May Dominica be blessed by the presence and discernment of Mal-Zaire’s replacement. May he align himself with the ordinary people and not fawn around with the corrupt power brokers whose only interest is to cling to power for selfish motives.

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    • February 15, 2022

      Only people like you who would like to fawn on rich people. Too bad it is not happening. Bishop Malzaire was a good Bishop and so was his predecessor, Bishop Arnold Boghaert. They have all been shining lights for the people of Dominica, no one excluded. Their sermons have been edifying, uplifting, inspiring, and educational.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        February 15, 2022

        ds, how can you consider a character such as Malzaire a shining light to anyone; this man supported political corruption, and victimization perpetrated on the poor of the country by his puppet master Roosevelt Skerrit!This man Malzaire accepted money fro Roosevelt claiming it would be used to put a roof on some building; he upon receiving  that political corrupted money from Roosevelt, he assured Roosevelt he would be compensated! God never told anybody priest or bishop to become involved into politics, to a point where politicians refer to the priest, or bishop as “our boy!”Now as for Bogart, heard of him when I was a kid; to a know boy in our village of Wesley with a high completion named Bogart! Do you have any comments on that!Boy put your faith trust and hope in Jesus Christ, and not these scoundrels who calls themselves priest pope bishop, and reverend.
        ds, I think the name is Bogart you know, if is the one I knew as a boy out of France or Belgium, must be dead now!

        • February 16, 2022

          He was from Belgium and you have his last name spelt incorrectly. It is sad that you would call Bishops and priests of the Catholic faith scoundrels. I am certain that your parents did not raise you that way when you were a little boy. You have simply strayed away from what is right, now that you are an older person. Shame on you.

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            February 17, 2022

            Don’t put anything pass anyone, they are humans too “all have sin and fall short of the glory of God.
            Again read the scriptures, because I am not always verbatim.

            You are putting these people on pedestals; nevertheless, if you study the Bible where it relates to priest, bishop, and deacons in a congregation (the Church) you will find that the Catholic so church have made a joke of Christianity.
            One of the reason you find so much homosexuality in the Roman Catholic Church is because they defy God’s word and his law, fact is every priest or bishop should have a wife, except if he was born a Eunuch.

            “For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men, and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake.

            Nevertheless; if pope tells you to make yourself a eunuch; or you chose to be, then homosexuality should not be your alternative, nor having sex…

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  6. Deliverance Time
    February 12, 2022

    Is this a sign that the spell of darkness over Dominica is finally broken and what was done in darkness is quickly coming to light? I just feel Bishop Gabriel Malzaire has read and understood the time

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  7. Jey Jey
    February 12, 2022

    Satan is an imitator in chief, and this “Gabriel” is not an Angel. This one agrees with all what Skeritt says and does. So he’s the opposite of the Angel Gabriel. :twisted: :twisted: A possessed soul

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  8. February 12, 2022

    Do these commentators above really had God in their minds, as they wrote those comments?

    You people seem to have no understanding that God alone is in control, not Bishop Malzaire, not the Pope, not any Pastor, Priest, nor Preacher, and most of all, not any of you above–who think you all are bigger than God, Himself.

    God alone is in control of what the Government of any country does–He will execute His judgment at His given time–whether they were humble and obedient or wicked and evil. That include all of you. So stop and pray for His mercy and compassion for you all’s sake, instead of speaking as if you own all own your Life in this World

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      February 14, 2022

      “God alone is in control of what the Government of any country does–He will execute His judgment at His given time–whether they were humble and obedient or wicked and evil.”(Elizabeth).

      Liz, maybe I agree judgment is in the power of God to execute, nevertheless, I would like to suggest since God is not involved into politics, he is not in control of what governments business!

      God allows things to happen; nevertheless, let us look at the situation in Portsmouth, If God controlled what corrupted government does, do you believe he would allow Ross Medical School to leave Dominica, leaving all those apartment owners stranded owing banks, and all those people losing their jobs after forty years.

      Liz it is foolish politics, and corruption which cause Ross to leave Dominica. I the event God control politicians, he would direct Roosevelt to make the appropriate, and correct decision every time we don’t see that happening!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      February 14, 2022

      And Liz, one other point I would like to draw to your attention; and that is: if we accept that God is in Controle of what Government’s does or do. Then we would have to accept it is okay for Russia to invade Ukraine on Wednesday of this week as U.S intelligence suggests Putin will.

      Keep in mind we are talking about War, in which people (innocent) people will die. Russian troops are ready to strike, as Putin told his military to be ready to invade by Wednesday!

      If God had anything to do with politics, and politicians, I believe he would not even allow the thoughts of invading Ukraine into Putin’s mind; fact is God gives people a free will, if the Sprite of God operated in the mind of politicians, and governments, there would be no corruption, or political thievery anyplace on earth including “Dominica.”

      • February 15, 2022

        The wrath of God will soon fall on all you hypocritical guys. God is love. Jesus came for us, he came for all, sing it children. You guys lack wisdom, faith, and love. Bishop Malzaire was a great Bishop, a child of God. And i will certainly miss him in Dominica. May the good Lord bless you all, the father, the son, and the holy spirit. Amen. Go in peace, brother, and serve the Lord.

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        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          February 17, 2022

          ds, I am coming at you again!

          Just because you have an opinion or soft talk about God, does not mean squat; it is not about your feelings, or liking someone where it pertains to the God.

          It is his words that matters, and not our soft chicken heart concept which causes us to accept false religion, and what they teach.

          So, let me asks you what are the qualifications according to the word of God required to be a bishop?

          The Bible teaches one must have a wife and children!

          So, let me asks you where is Gabriel wife and Children?

          That is a requirement according to thus said the Lord!

          The Bible made it clear, if the Bishop or priest cannot take care of his wife and children how he is going to take care of the people?
          That’s not verbatim.

          If you knew anything about God word, you would be as bold as I am on the subject. 
          Dressed up in costume doesn’t mean he is doing the work of God; God shall be his judge anyway!

    • Toto
      February 14, 2022

      Of course not Elisabeth, they had bishop Malzaire in mind and not God. Don’t confuse the two.

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    • Ibo France
      February 14, 2022

      The only man in Dominica who thinks he’s is mightier than God is Roosevelt Skerrit. He once chastised those who beg him that they pray to God but when they need things, it’s him (Papa Roosevelt) they some to.
      Lizforsatan, direct your accusations to the right person, that’s your ungodly idol.

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  9. Wild fire
    February 11, 2022

    Good bye Bishop! Hope you never come back! The question now is who will succeed him? My first choice would be a Dominican and the only Dominican I believe is capable to replace Bishop Gabriel Malzaire, as bishop of Roseau is former Evangelist Peter R Augustine. I bet the old madam speaker would welcome him now because he is fully converted now and looks more like one of us

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  10. Alibaba and the forth thieves
    February 11, 2022

    Only Alibaba will truly miss him because his team will be one man shot.

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  11. L C Matthew
    February 11, 2022

    This guy has overseen the deterioration of the Catholic community in Dominica. Go to the parish and see the lethargic flock. I wish you well in you journey and blessings but you get a big fat F in my book in Dominica

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  12. Oh popey
    February 11, 2022

    Oh bishop…u came and meet a working cathedral….now u are leaving without completing the job…oh…if i had to grade u is zero percent…but i will leave that to jesus….. :) :) all the churches now are so divided over politics…once them butter their mouth them remain quiet…

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  13. Bwa-Banday
    February 11, 2022

    As a bred, born and high school educated catholic who has left the church because of the hypocracy in its current Dca leadership I say good riddance to Malzaire. I know lucians will not put up with his the BS he did and tolerated here in Dca.

    Having said that, I am begging all those with access to the Holy Father in Rome to please bombard him with requests for Fr. Albert from St. Lucia who now serves in the Soufriere diocese (I believe) as his replacement here. We will send him a private jet to come over and give him a motorcade from the airport to Roseau along anything else that will make him come here. In addition, I will become a Catholic again. 8) 8) . We await Fr. Albert pronto!

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  14. Jey Jey
    February 11, 2022

    So his father was Edison and his mother was Oliver? Wait a minute nuh…He had two fathers then??? AA!!!

  15. Jey Jey
    February 11, 2022

    Let me know (as a prospective buyer) when the church building is put on the market for sale. I could use such building after it’s been purged from all its hypocrisy. That would take some time, though.

  16. Jey Jey
    February 11, 2022

    Good news come once in a blue moon. But I’m happy for this one. Maybe skerat could make the “President” his high priest. :twisted: :twisted:

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  17. Beta
    February 11, 2022

    Good riddance! He hasn’t helped our country. He only helped the despot.

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  18. Ibo France
    February 11, 2022

    GREAT RIDDANCE! When one sees wrong and is in a position to speak out and make a difference but does nothing, he gives complicit support to that the perpetrator.

    The clergy, media and the business sector have significant social influence and power. Corruption, victimization, false arrests, police brutality, the stealing of elections, impropriety have been part and parcel of the morally inept ruling regime. Not once did this Man.of the Cloth even whisper about these anomalies. The (three) aforementioned entities have also timidly recoiled from using their influence to try to bring about positive changes.

    Go back from whence you came, Bishop!. I hope his successor when he sees a continued pattern of wrongs and illegalities will voice his objections in a non-partisan way. We are our brother’s keeper. The Vatican did the right thing.

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  19. Toto
    February 11, 2022

    Goodbye bishop sadly you will not be missed by most of us. You were almost a non entity while here and your flock needed hands on support. Better luck in your home country.

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  20. Imputing Improper Motives (IMM)
    February 11, 2022

    Maybe politics will get a new spiritual birth of energy in Dominica and get a spiritual leader who will speak up against injustice.

    To God be the Glory. He is gone!

    Let him go to St Lucia and behave in the same way.

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  21. Taffy Smith
    February 11, 2022

    I will miss Bishop Malzaire morning masses.

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    • Bwa-Banday
      February 11, 2022

      Then go with him! :twisted: :twisted:

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    • Toto
      February 11, 2022

      Taffy, there is nothing to stop you from praying to God direct. The bishop is only a mortal man. Sorry you feel this way but the bishop is not the alpha and omega, you know what I mean.

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      • February 16, 2022

        Toto, go drink some cocoa. You will feel better the next morning. You have once again disrespected the Bishop. Do you believe in God? Did you receive the sacrament of Confirmation? If yes, it was performed by a Bishop. You need to repent and ask God for forgiveness. Taffy is absolutely correct. We all will miss Bishop Malzaire and his sermons except you and IBO, and FRANCISCO because, you are the devils that Satan has bought.

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  22. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    February 11, 2022

    Very good, Gabriel will not be missed by any Dominican I hope besides Roosevelt Skerrit; I thought the sucker was an African all along.

    He can take his puppet master Roosevelt Skerrit along with him; rather than having to labor to become a puppet to some politician in St. Lucia.
    There is a certain animal that sucks eggs, wherever the go, the habit cant be change!

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  23. hmmmmmm
    February 11, 2022

    great!!! The Cathedral will finally finish.

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    • February 15, 2022

      Did you contribute to the renovation? No. That is why it is not complete yet. Do you have a soul, a conscience? It does not appear so. Malonete.

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