Jacques Berthieu

Jacques Berthieu (born 27 November 1838 at Polminhac, Cantal, France; died 8 June 1896 at Ambiatibe, Madagascar), was a French Jesuit, priest and missionary in Madagascar. He died during the Menalamba rebellion of 1896. Berthieu was 57 years old. He is the first martyr of Madagascar to be beatified. He was canonized a saint by Pope Benedict XVI, along with others, at a papal canonization Mass on 21 October 2012, during a meeting of the Catholic Synod of Bishops.


Jacques Berthieu

Jesuit priest, Martyr of Madagascar
Born(1838-11-27)27 November 1838
Polminhac, Cantal, France
Died8 June 1896(1896-06-08) (aged 57)
Ambiatibe, Madagascar
Venerated inCatholic Church (Society of Jesus)
Beatified17 October 1965, Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City by Pope Paul VI
Canonized21 October 2012, Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI
Feast08 June (Roman Catholic)