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Nosy Be , perfume island of the Ylang Ylang , St Joseph Anglican Church being renovated for Confirmation on Sunday 20th April 2008
 
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April 21, 2008

[Diocese of Antsiranana - Indian Ocean] The parish of Nosy Be on the perfume island of the Ylang Ylang , renovates the Church of St Joseph in Antsiranana Diocese and welcomes Bishop Roger chung Jaomalaza for the confirmation service. The older Church which was predominantly made of baobao leaves from the giant palm trees of Madagascar came to be replaced by a stronger structure made of bricks.The highly motivated Church Council led by the Rev Maharavo Jean Felix has been working hard for the past 3 years and has sucessfully been able to renovate the whole Church with help which the Bishop received and and from local Church members. Cyclones and heavy rains are frequent on this island off the north west Malagasy coast and weak structures are always damaged by the merciless winds .
The Bishop Roger chung Jaomalaza has chosen the theme of the motto from the Anglican Communion for the Inauguration event on the 30th November 2008..The Truth shall set you free.. Jn 8 :32. The Church Choir has already learned the newly composed music on the theme by Bishop Roger and also sang it during the Confirmation Service. The Diocesan Synod shall also take place prior to the inauguration and renovation opening of the Church in the parish of Nosy Be.