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Missionaries of Africa (M. Afr.)

White Fathers

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Also known as: Missionare von Afrika (Weiße Väter) (Deutsch) / Missionnaires d’Afrique (Pères blancs) (français) / Missionari d’Africa (Padri Bianchi) (Italiano) / Missionarii Africæ (Patres Albi) (latine)

Type: Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 192 houses, 1,466 members (1,078 priests) (2017)

Address: C.P. 9078, 00100 Roma-Aurelio; Via Aurelia, 269, 00165 Roma, Italy

Phone: 06.393.63.41

Website: Link

History


Superiors

Superior General:ZambiaFr. Stanley Lubungo, M. Afr. (53)Fr. Stanley Lubungo, M. Afr. (53) (2016.05.27 – ...)
Superior General:GhanaBishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, M. Afr. (61)Fr. Richard Kuuia Baawobr, M. Afr. (61) (later Bishop) (2010.05.31 – 2016.02.17)
Superior General:FranceFr. Gérard Chabanon, M. Afr. (72)Fr. Gérard Chabanon, M. Afr. (72) (2004.06.02 – 2010.05.31)
Superior General:Fr. François Richard, M. Afr. (1998 – 2004.06.02)
Superior General:Fr. Gothard Rosner, M. Afr. (1992 – 1998)
Superior General:Fr. Étienne Renaud, M. Afr. (1986 – 1992)
Superior General:UgandaFr. Robert Marie Gay, M. Afr. (later Bishop) (1980 – 1986)
Superior General:Fr. Jean-Marie Vasseur, M. Afr. (1974 – 1980)
Superior General:Fr. Théoz Van Asten, M. Afr. (1967 – 1974)
Superior General:Fr. Léon Volker, M. Afr. (1957 – 1967)
Superior General:Burkina FasoBishop Louis-Marie-Joseph Durrieu, M. Afr. (1947.05.05 – 1957)
Superior General:TanzaniaBishop Joseph-Marie Birraux, M. Afr. (1936.04.22 – 1947.04.30)
Superior General:Fr. Paul Voillard, M. Afr. (1922 – 1936)
Superior General:UgandaArchbishop Léon-Antoine-Augustin-Siméon Livinhac, M. Afr. (1894 – 1922.11.11)
Vicar General:UgandaBishop Léon-Antoine-Augustin-Siméon Livinhac, M. Afr. (later Archbishop) (1889 – 1894)
Vicar General:Fr. Francisque Deguerry, M. Afr. (1886 – 1889)
Vicar General:TanzaniaFr. Léonce Bridoux, M. Afr. (later Bishop) (1885? – 1886)
Vicar General:TanzaniaFr. Jean-Baptiste-Frézal Charbonnier, M. Afr. (later Bishop) (1880 – 1885)
Vicar General:Fr. Francisque Deguerry, M. Afr. (1874 – 1880)
Founder:AlgeriaArchbishop Charles-Martial Allemand-Lavigerie (later Cardinal) (1868)

Living Bishops (1 Cardinal, 1 Archbishop, 10 Bishops)

EnglandCardinal Michael Louis Fitzgerald, M. Afr. (82)Cardinal Michael Louis Fitzgerald, M. Afr. (82), Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Portico, President emeritus of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Prefect emeritus of Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims

MalawiArchbishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr. (82)Archbishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie, M. Afr. (82), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lilongwe (Malawi)

Congo-KinshasaBishop Jean-Christophe Amade Aloma, M. Afr. (59)Bishop Jean-Christophe Amade Aloma, M. Afr. (59), Bishop of Kalemie–Kirungu (Congo-Kinshasa)

GhanaBishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, M. Afr. (61)Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, M. Afr. (61), Bishop of Wa (Ghana)

South AfricaBishop Jan de Groef, M. Afr. (72)Bishop Jan de Groef, M. Afr. (72), Bishop of Bethlehem (South Africa)

MauritaniaBishop Martin Albert Happe, M. Afr. (74)Bishop Martin Albert Happe, M. Afr. (74), Bishop of Nouakchott (Mauritania)

Congo-KinshasaBishop Placide Lubamba Ndjibu, M. Afr. (60)Bishop Placide Lubamba Ndjibu, M. Afr. (60), Bishop of Kasongo (Congo-Kinshasa)

AlgeriaBishop John Gordon MacWilliam, M. Afr. (71)Bishop John Gordon MacWilliam, M. Afr. (71), Bishop of Laghouat (Algeria)

Congo-KinshasaBishop Willy Ngumbi Ngengele, M. Afr. (55)Bishop Willy Ngumbi Ngengele, M. Afr. (55), Bishop of Goma (Congo-Kinshasa)

AlgeriaBishop Claude Jean Narcisse Rault, M. Afr. (79)Bishop Claude Jean Narcisse Rault, M. Afr. (79), Bishop emeritus of Laghouat (Algeria)

MozambiqueBishop Francisco João Silota, M. Afr. (79)Bishop Francisco João Silota, M. Afr. (79), Bishop emeritus of Chimoio (Mozambique)

CanadaBishop Albert Thévenot, M. Afr. (74)Bishop Albert Thévenot, M. Afr. (74), Bishop of Prince-Albert (Canada)


Saints (4 blesseds)

1994: AlgeriaBlessed Alain Dieulangard, priest and martyr

1994: AlgeriaBlessed Charles Decker, priest and martyr

1994: AlgeriaBlessed Jean Chevillard, priest and martyr

1994: AlgeriaBlessed Christian Chessel, priest and martyr


Deceased Bishops (1 Cardinal, 14 Archbishops, 72 Bishops)

2016: UgandaBishop Robert Marie Gay, M. Afr., Bishop of Kabale (Uganda)

2012: MalawiBishop Patrick Augustine Kalilombe, M. Afr., Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi)

2008: Burkina FasoBishop Denis Martin Tapsoba, M. Afr., Bishop of Ouahigouya (Burkina Faso)

2007: FranceBishop Pierre François Marie Joseph Duprey, M. Afr., Secretary of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and Vice-President of Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews

2005: MaliBishop Joseph Paul Barnabé Perrot, M. Afr., Bishop of San (Mali)

2004: BurundiArchbishop André Makarakiza, M. Afr., Metropolitan Archbishop of Gitega (Burundi)

2004: AlgeriaBishop Michel-Joseph-Gérard Gagnon, M. Afr., Bishop of Laghouat (Algeria)

2003: RwandaArchbishop André Perraudin, M. Afr., Archbishop-Bishop of Kabgayi (Rwanda)

2003: MaliBishop Georges Biard, M. Afr., Bishop of Mopti (Mali)

2003: CanadaBishop Louis-de-Gonzague Langevin, M. Afr., Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe (Canada)

2000: Burkina FasoCardinal Paul Zoungrana, M. Afr., Cardinal-Priest of S. Camillo de Lellis and Metropolitan Archbishop of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

2000: UgandaBishop Jean-Marie-Gaëtan Ogez, M. Afr., Bishop of Mbarara (Uganda)

1999: Burkina FasoBishop André-Joseph-Prosper Dupont, M. Afr., Bishop of Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso)

1999: ZambiaBishop Firmin Courtemanche, M. Afr., Bishop of Chipata (Zambia)

1995: TanzaniaBishop James Holmes-Siedle, M. Afr., Bishop of Kigoma (Tanzania)

1992: TanzaniaBishop Joseph Blomjous, M. Afr., Bishop of Mwanza (Tanzania)

1991: AlgeriaBishop Georges-Louis Mercier, M. Afr., Bishop of Laghouat (Algeria)

1990: TunisiaArchbishop Michel Callens, M. Afr., Bishop-Prelate of Tunis (Tunisia)

1990: Burkina FasoBishop Jean-Marie Lesourd, M. Afr., Bishop of Nouna (Burkina Faso)

1989: AlgeriaBishop Jean-Marie Michel Arthur Alix Zacharie Raimbaud, M. Afr., Bishop of Laghouat (Algeria)

1988: ZambiaBishop Marcel Daubechies, M. Afr., Bishop of Kasama (Zambia)

1988: ZambiaBishop Adolf Fürstenberg, M. Afr., Bishop of Mbala (Zambia)

1988: GuineaBishop Eugène Maillat, M. Afr., Bishop of N’Zérékoré (Guinea)

1988: ZambiaBishop René-Georges Pailloux, M. Afr., Bishop of Mansa (Zambia)

1988: NigeriaBishop Owen McCoy, M. Afr., Bishop of Oyo (Nigeria)

1987: Burkina FasoArchbishop Emile-Joseph Socquet, M. Afr., Metropolitan Archbishop of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

>1987: MalawiBishop Jean-Louis Jobidon, M. Afr., Bishop of Mzuzu (Malawi)

1986: BurundiArchbishop Antoine Grauls, M. Afr., Metropolitan Archbishop of Gitega (Burundi)

1985: Congo-KinshasaBishop Urbain Etienne Morlion, M. Afr., Bishop of Baudouinville (Congo-Kinshasa)

1985: Burkina FasoBishop Joseph-Marie-Eugène Bretault, M. Afr., Bishop of Koudougou (Burkina Faso)

1984: ZambiaBishop Alexandre-Auguste-Laurent-Marie Roy, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Bangweulu (Zambia)

1984: MalawiBishop Joseph Fady, M. Afr., Bishop of Lilongwe (Malawi)

1983: MaliArchbishop Pierre Louis Leclerc, M. Afr., Archbishop-Bishop of Ségou (Mali)

1983: Congo-KinshasaArchbishop Louis van Steene, M. Afr., Metropolitan Archbishop of Bukavu (Congo-Kinshasa)

1982: BurundiBishop Joseph Martin, M. Afr., Bishop of Bururi (Burundi)

1981: UgandaArchbishop Louis Joseph Cabana, M. Afr., Metropolitan Archbishop of Rubaga (Uganda)

1980: TanzaniaArchbishop Cornelius Bronsveld, M. Afr., Metropolitan Archbishop of Tabora (Tanzania)

1980: MaliBishop Didier Pérouse de Montclos, M. Afr., Bishop of Sikasso (Mali)

1978: MaliBishop Étienne-Marie-Félix Courtois, M. Afr., Bishop of Kayes (Mali)

1976: GhanaBishop Gerard Bertrand, M. Afr., Bishop of Navrongo (Ghana)

1976: GhanaBishop Gabriel Champagne, M. Afr., Bishop of Tamale (Ghana)

1974: ScotlandBishop Francis Raymond Walsh, M. Afr., Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland)

1971: Congo-KinshasaBishop Xavier Geeraerts, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Bukavu (Congo-Kinshasa)

1970: UgandaBishop François-Xavier Lacoursière, M. Afr., Bishop of Mbarara (Uganda)

1969: TanzaniaBishop Alfred Lanctôt, M. Afr., Bishop of Rulenge (Tanzania)

1968: TanzaniaBishop Guillaume-Joseph Trudel, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Tabora (Tanzania)

1968: Congo-KinshasaBishop Richard Cleire, M. Afr., Bishop of Kasongo (Congo-Kinshasa)

1967: MaliBishop Paul-Marie Molin, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Bamako (Mali)

1966: UgandaArchbishop Joseph Kiwánuka, M. Afr., Metropolitan Archbishop of Rubaga (Uganda)

1966: TanzaniaBishop John van Sambeek, M. Afr., Bishop of Kigoma (Tanzania)

1965: Burkina FasoBishop Louis-Marie-Joseph Durrieu, M. Afr., Bishop of Ouahigouya (Burkina Faso)

1964: TanzaniaBishop Anthony van Oorschot, M. Afr., Bishop of Mbeya (Tanzania)

1963: Congo-KinshasaBishop Alphonse Joseph Matthijsen, M. Afr., Bishop of Bunia (Congo-Kinshasa)

1962: RwandaBishop Laurent-François Déprimoz, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Kabgayi (Rwanda)

1961: MalawiBishop Joseph Ansgarius Julien, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Nyassa (Malawi)

1957: TanzaniaBishop Antoon Oomen, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Mwanza (Tanzania)

1954: TanzaniaBishop Burcardo Huwiler, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Bubuka (Tanzania)

1953: TanzaniaBishop Henri Léonard, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Tabora (Tanzania)

1952: UgandaArchbishop Henri Streicher, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Northern Victoria-Nyanza (Uganda)

1952: GhanaBishop Oscar Morin, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Navrongo (Ghana)

1951: TanzaniaBishop Laurent Tétrault, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Bubuka (Tanzania)

1950: TanzaniaBishop Joseph Sweens, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Victoria-Nyanza (Tanzania)

1949: EnglandArchbishop Arthur Hughes, M. Afr., Titular Archbishop of Aprus and Apostolic Internuncio to Egypt

1949: Burkina FasoBishop Joanny Thévenoud, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

1947: Congo-KinshasaBishop Victor Roelens, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Baudouinville (Congo-Kinshasa)

1947: TanzaniaBishop Joseph-Marie Birraux, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Tanganyika (Tanzania) and Superior General of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)

1946: ZambiaBishop Heinrich Horst, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Lwangwa (Zambia)

1945: RwandaBishop Léon-Paul Classe, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Ruanda (Rwanda)

1945: UgandaBishop Joseph-Georges-Édouard Michaud, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Uganda (Uganda)

1945: Congo-KinshasaBishop Edoardo Luigi Antonio Leys, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Kivu (Congo-Kinshasa)

1942: MalawiBishop Mathurin Guillemé, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Nyassa (Malawi)

1942: BurundiBishop Julien-Louis-Edouard-Marie Gorju, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Urundi (Burundi)

1939: TunisiaArchbishop Alexis Lemaître, M. Afr., Archbishop of Carthage

1939: MaliBishop Emile-Fernand Sauvant, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Bamako (Mali)

1938: Congo-KinshasaBishop Augustin-Léopold Huys, M. Afr., Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Haut-Congo (Congo-Kinshasa)

1935: ZambiaBishop Étienne-Benoît Larue, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Bangweulu (Zambia)

1931: RwandaBishop Jean-Joseph Hirth, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Kivu (Rwanda)

1930: MalawiBishop Joseph-Marie-Stanislas Dupont, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Nyassa (Malawi)

1926: UgandaBishop Jean Forbes, M. Afr., Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Kampala (Uganda)

1926: UgandaBishop John Forbes, M. Afr., Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Northern Victoria-Nyanza (Uganda)

1922: UgandaArchbishop Léon-Antoine-Augustin-Siméon Livinhac, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Victoria-Nyanza (Uganda) and Superior General of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)

1917: TanzaniaBishop Adolphe Lechaptois, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Tanganyika (Tanzania)

1912: TanzaniaBishop François Gerboin, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Unianyembé (Tanzania)

1901: MaliBishop Augustin Prosper Hacquard, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Sahara and Sudan (Mali)

1896: UgandaBishop Antonin Guillermain, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Northern Victoria-Nyanza (Uganda)

1890: TanzaniaBishop Léonce Bridoux, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Tanganyika (Tanzania)

1888: TanzaniaBishop Jean-Baptiste-Frézal Charbonnier, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Tanganyika (Tanzania)

Other Former Prelates (16)

>2013: ZambiaFr. Michel Merizzi, M. Afr., Apostolic Administrator of Mansa (Zambia)

>2008: ZambiaFr. Robert Lavertu, M. Afr., Apostolic Administrator of Mpika (Zambia)

>2006: SpainFr. Justo Lacunza Balda, M. Afr., President of Pontifical Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

>2004: AlgeriaFr. Michel Larbubu, M. Afr., Apostolic Administrator of Laghouat (Algeria)

2001: ZambiaMr. Joost van den Biesen, M. Afr., Vicar Apostolic of Abercorn (Zambia)

>1969: Fr. Joseph Cuoq, M. Afr., Undersecretary of Secretariat for Non-Christians

1964: MaliFr. Renato Landru, M. Afr., Prefect Apostolic of Gao (Mali)

1964: ZambiaFr. Fernand Martin, M. Afr., Prefect Apostolic of Fort Jameson (Zambia)

1957: MalawiFr. Marcello Saint-Denis, M. Afr., Prefect Apostolic of Northern Nyassa (Malawi)

1950: GuineaFr. Agostino Guérin, M. Afr., Prefect Apostolic of N’Zérékoré (Guinea)

1947: TanzaniaFr. Ludovico Haag, M. Afr., Prefect Apostolic of Tukuyu (Tanzania)

1941: AlgeriaFr. Gustave-Jean-Marie Nouet, M. Afr., Prefect Apostolic of Ghardaïa nel Sahara (Algeria)

1938: TanzaniaFr. Max Theodor Franz Donders, M. Afr., Ecclesiastical Superior of Tukuyu (Tanzania)

1937: Burkina FasoFr. Marcello Paternôt, M. Afr., Prefect Apostolic of Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso)

1933: Burkina FasoFr. Cesario Giovanni Ippolito Esquerre, M. Afr., Prefect Apostolic of Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso)

>1918: Fr. Antoine Delpuch, M. Afr., Rector of Pontifical Oriental Institute


as of 2020.07.07

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