Fr David Macaire has been appointed Archbishop of Fort-de-France by Pope Francis. He succeeds Bishop Gilbert Marie Gilbert Marie Michel Mranville, Archbishop of Fort-de-France since 2004, having reached the age limit.
He was born in Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) in 1969. He grew up in the parish of Morne-Rouge, in the shadow of Our Lady of Deliverance entrusted to the Dominicans.
Son of the Province of Toulouse, fr David entered the novitiate in Marseille in 1994, was professed in 1995 and has studied philosophy and theology at Toulouse and Bordeaux. He was ordained priest in 2001.
Between 2001 and 2011, he was the Master of Student brothers at the convent of Bordeaux then Prior of the Convent of Bordeaux. It was former prior of the Convent of Sainte-Baume and Rector of the Shrine of Sainte-Baume.
He was High School Chaplain, he had an apostolate in the street, and led gospel groups. Talented orator, he was called to preach everywhere. A Masters in Theology, he wrote, among other things, a “reminder of faith” on this question: Is the pope infallible?
The Diocese of Fort-de-France has: population 390,371, Catholics 312,296, priests 54, permanent deacons 12, religious 151
(08 March 2015)