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Society of African Missions (S.M.A.)

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Also known as: Société des missions africaines (français) / Società delle missioni africane (Italiano) / Stowarzyszenie Misji Afrykańskich (polski) / Societas Missionum ad Afros (latine)

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

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 78 houses, 970 members (752 priests) (2016)

Address: Via della Nocetta 111, 00164 Roma, Italy

Phone: 06.661.68.41

Website: LinkLinkLink

History


Superiors

Superior General:IrelandFr. Fachtna O’Driscoll, S.M.A. (64)Fr. Fachtna O’Driscoll, S.M.A. (64) (2013.04.20 – ...)
Vicar General:FranceFr. Jean-Marie Guillaume, S.M.A. (2010.07.14 – 2013.04.20)
Superior General:IrelandArchbishop Kieran O’Reilly, S.M.A. (66)Bishop-elect Kieran O’Reilly, S.M.A. (66) (later Archbishop) (2001 – 2010.07.14)
Superior General:Fr. Daniel Cardot, S.M.A. (1995 – 2001)
Superior General:Fr. Patrick J. Harrington, S.M.A. (1983 – 1995)
Superior General:Fr. Joseph Hardy, S.M.A. (1973 – 1983)
Superior General:Fr. Henri Mondé, S.M.A. (1958 – 1973)
Superior General:Fr. Stephen Harrington, S.M.A. (1947 – 1958)
Superior General:Fr. Maurice Slaterry, S.M.A. (1937 – 1947)
Superior General:Fr. Jean-Marie Chabert, S.M.A. (1919 – 1933)
Superior General:Fr. Augustin Duret, S.M.A. (1914 – 1919)
Superior General:NigeriaBishop Paul Pellet, S.M.A. (1907 – 1914.03.11)
Superior General:Fr. Augustin Planque, S.M.A. (1859 – 1907)
Superior General:Sierra LeoneBishop Melchior-Marie-Joseph Marion de Brésillac, S.M.A. (1858.04.13 – 1859.06.25)
Founder:Sierra LeoneBishop Melchior-Marie-Joseph Marion de Brésillac, S.M.A. (1856.12.08)

Living Bishops (2 Archbishops, 7 Bishops)

NigerArchbishop Michel Christian Cartatéguy, S.M.A. (67)Archbishop Michel Christian Cartatéguy, S.M.A. (67), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Niamey (Niger)

IrelandArchbishop Kieran O’Reilly, S.M.A. (66)Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, S.M.A. (66), Metropolitan Archbishop of Cashel and Emly (Ireland) and Secretary General of Irish Episcopal Conference

Central African RepublicBishop Dennis Kofi Agbenyadzi, S.M.A. (54)Bishop Dennis Kofi Agbenyadzi, S.M.A. (54), Bishop of Berbérati (Central African Republic)

FranceBishop Jean-Marie-Louis Bonfils, S.M.A. (88)Bishop Jean-Marie-Louis Bonfils, S.M.A. (88), Bishop emeritus of Nice (France) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Ajaccio (France)

NigeriaBishop Timothy Joseph Carroll, S.M.A. (78)Bishop Timothy Joseph Carroll, S.M.A. (78), Titular Bishop of Tipasa in Mauretania and Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Kontagora (Nigeria)

BeninBishop François Gnonhossou, S.M.A. (56)Bishop François Gnonhossou, S.M.A. (56), Bishop of Dassa-Zoumé (Benin)

KenyaBishop Patrick Joseph Harrington, S.M.A. (79)Bishop Patrick Joseph Harrington, S.M.A. (79), Bishop emeritus of Lodwar (Kenya)

Central African RepublicBishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia, S.M.A. (48)Bishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia, S.M.A. (48), Bishop of Bossangoa (Central African Republic) and Vice-President of Central African Episcopal Conference

ZambiaBishop Noel Charles O’Regan, S.M.A. (76)Bishop Noel Charles O’Regan, S.M.A. (76), Bishop emeritus of Ndola (Zambia)


Deceased Bishops (7 Archbishops, 42 Bishops)

2012: Cote d’IvoireBishop Pierre-Eugène Rouanet, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Daloa (Cote d’Ivoire)

2010: NigeriaBishop John Francis Moore, S.M.A., Bishop of Bauchi (Nigeria)

1998: Cote d’IvoireBishop André-Pierre Duirat, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Bouaké (Cote d’Ivoire)

1997: BeninBishop André van den Bronk, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Parakou (Benin)

1995: LiberiaBishop Nicholas Grimley, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Cape Palmas (Liberia)

1994: Cote d’IvoireBishop Emile Durrheimer, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Katiola (Cote d’Ivoire)

1994: NigeriaBishop John J. Reddington, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Jos (Nigeria)

1994: NigeriaBishop William Mahony, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Ilorin (Nigeria)

1993: BeninBishop Patient Redois, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Natitingou (Benin)

1991: NigeriaBishop Patrick Joseph Kelly, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Benin City (Nigeria)

1991: GhanaBishop Antoon Konings, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Keta–Ho (Ghana)

1989: NigeriaBishop Richard Finn, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Ibadan (Nigeria)

1988: NigeriaBishop William Richard Field, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Ondo (Nigeria)

1985: BeninBishop Noël Boucheix, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Porto Novo (Benin)

1985: TogoBishop Jérôme-Théodore Lingenheim, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Sokodé (Togo)

1984: TogoArchbishop Joseph-Paul Strebler, S.M.A., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lomé (Togo)

1980: LiberiaArchbishop Francis Carroll, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Monrovia (Liberia) and Apostolic Pro-Nuncio emeritus to Liberia

1980: EgyptBishop Amand Hubert, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Heliopolis of Egypt (Egypt)

1976: Cote d’IvoireBishop Jean Marie Etrillard, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Gagnoa (Cote d’Ivoire)

1975: NigeriaArchbishop John MacCarthy, S.M.A., Metropolitan Archbishop of Kaduna (Nigeria)

1972: GhanaBishop Joseph Gerald Holland, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Keta (Ghana)

1970: Cote d’IvoireArchbishop Jean-Baptiste Boivin, S.M.A., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire)

1966: GhanaArchbishop William Thomas Porter, S.M.A., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cape Coast (Ghana) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Cape Coast (Ghana)

1966: GhanaBishop Hubert Joseph Paulissen, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Kumasi (Ghana)

1965: NigeriaArchbishop Leo Hale Taylor, S.M.A., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lagos (Nigeria)

1962: Burkina FasoBishop Louis-Joseph-Ephrem Groshenry, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso)

1961: LiberiaBishop John Collins, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Monrovia (Liberia) and Apostolic Internuncio emeritus to Liberia

1960: BeninArchbishop Louis Parisot, S.M.A., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cotonou (Benin)

1957: NigeriaBishop Thomas Hughes, S.M.A., Bishop emeritus of Ondo (Nigeria)

1955: Cote d’IvoireBishop Alphonse Charles Kirmann, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Sassandra (Cote d’Ivoire)

1952: BeninBishop François Steinmetz, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Dahomey (Benin)

1950: EgyptBishop Jules Girard, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Delta del Nilo (Egypt)

1948: GhanaBishop Ernest Hauger, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Gold Coast (Ghana)

1945: GhanaBishop Augustin Hermann, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Volta Inferiore (Ghana)

1945: TogoBishop Jean-Marie Cessou, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Lomé (Togo)

1938: NigeriaBishop François O’Rourke, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Bight of Benin (Nigeria)

1938: Cote d’IvoireBishop François Person, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Costa d’Avorio (Cote d’Ivoire)

1935: Cote d’IvoireBishop Jules-Joseph Moury, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Costa d’Avorio (Cote d’Ivoire)

1933: NigeriaBishop Thomas Broderick, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Western Nigeria (Nigeria)

1929: NigeriaBishop Ferdinand Terrien, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Bight of Benin (Nigeria)

1924: GhanaBishop François-Ignace Hummel, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Gold Coast (Ghana)

1920: EgyptBishop Augustin Duret, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Delta del Nilo (Egypt)

1914: NigeriaBishop Paul Pellet, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Bight of Benin (Nigeria) and Superior General of Society of African Missions

1912: NigeriaBishop Joseph-Antoine Lang, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Bight of Benin (Nigeria)

1905: BeninBishop Louis-Auguste Dartois, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Dahomey (Benin)

1905: GhanaBishop Isidore Klaus, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Gold Coast (Ghana)

1903: GhanaBishop Maximilien Albert, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Gold Coast (Ghana)

1894: NigeriaBishop Jean-Baptiste Chausse, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Bight of Benin (Nigeria)

1859: Sierra LeoneBishop Melchior-Marie-Joseph Marion de Brésillac, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone) and Superior General of Society of African Missions

Other Former Prelates (18)

2017: Falkland IslandsFr. Michael Bernard McPartland, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Falkland Islands (Falkland Islands) and Ecclesiastical Superior emeritus of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha)

>2012: Fr. Vincent Brennan, S.M.A., Secretary General emeritus of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

>2011: LiberiaFr. Chris Brennan, S.M.A., Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Gbarnga (Liberia)

>1995: NigeriaFr. John Francis Brown, S.M.A., Ecclesiastical Superior emeritus of Kano (Nigeria)

1963: BeninFr. François Faroud, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Parakou (Benin)

1962: BeninFr. Robert Chopard-Lallier, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic of Parakou (Benin)

1953: NigeriaFr. Guglielmo Lumley, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic of Jos (Nigeria)

1947: Cote d’IvoireFr. Louis Wach, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic of Korhogo (Cote d’Ivoire)

1939: NigeriaFr. Osvaldo Waller, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Eastern Nigeria (Nigeria)

1938: Cote d’IvoireFr. Joseph Diss, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic of Korhogo (Cote d’Ivoire)

1931: LiberiaFr. Giovanni Ogé, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic of Liberia (Liberia)

1926: BeninFr. Hyacinthe Bricet, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Dahomey (Benin)

1921: Cote d’IvoireFr. Pietro Maria Kernivinen, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic of Korhogo (Cote d’Ivoire)

1917: NigeriaFr. Carlo Zappa, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic of Western Nigeria (Nigeria)

1912: BeninFr. Ernest Ménager, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Dahomey (Benin)

1895: GhanaFr. Jean-Marie Michon, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic of Gold Coast (Ghana)

1893: GhanaFr. Joseph Pellat, S.M.A., Pro-Prefect Apostolic of Gold Coast (Ghana)

1886: GhanaFr. Ange Gaudeul, S.M.A., Pro-Prefect Apostolic of Gold Coast (Ghana)


as of 2018.11.02

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