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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) / Sociedad de Misiones Africanas (español) / Sociëteit voor Afrikaanse Missiën (Nederlands)

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

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 80 houses, 935 members (758 priests) (2018)

Address: Via della Nocetta 111, 00164 Roma, Italy

Phone: 06.661.68.41

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History

Churches


Superiors

Superior General:ItalyFr. Antonio Porcellato, S.M.A. (66)Fr. Antonio Porcellato, S.M.A. (66) (2019.05.11 – ...)
Superior General:IrelandFr. Fachtna O’Driscoll, S.M.A. (2013.04.20 – 2019.05.11)
Superior General:FranceFr. Jean-Marie Guillaume, S.M.A. (2010.07.14 – 2013.04.20)
Superior General:IrelandArchbishop Kieran O’Reilly, S.M.A. (68)Bishop-elect Kieran O’Reilly, S.M.A. (68) (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 LeoneVenerable Bishop Melchior-Marie-Joseph Marion de Brésillac, S.M.A. (1858.04.13 – 1859.06.25)
Founder:Sierra LeoneVenerable Bishop 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. (69)Archbishop Michel Christian Cartatéguy, S.M.A. (69), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Niamey (Niger)

IrelandArchbishop Kieran O’Reilly, S.M.A. (68)Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, S.M.A. (68), Metropolitan Archbishop of Cashel and Emly (Ireland) and General Secretary of Irish Episcopal Conference

Central African RepublicBishop Dennis Kofi Agbenyadzi, S.M.A. (56)Bishop Dennis Kofi Agbenyadzi, S.M.A. (56), Bishop of Berbérati (Central African Republic)

FranceBishop Jean-Marie-Louis Bonfils, S.M.A. (91)Bishop Jean-Marie-Louis Bonfils, S.M.A. (91), Bishop emeritus of Nice (France)

NigeriaBishop Timothy Joseph Carroll, S.M.A. (81)Bishop Timothy Joseph Carroll, S.M.A. (81), Titular Bishop of Tipasa in Mauretania and Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Kontagora (Nigeria)

BeninBishop François Gnonhossou, S.M.A. (59)Bishop François Gnonhossou, S.M.A. (59), Bishop of Dassa-Zoumé (Benin)

KenyaBishop Patrick Joseph Harrington, S.M.A. (81)Bishop Patrick Joseph Harrington, S.M.A. (81), Bishop emeritus of Lodwar (Kenya)

Central African RepublicBishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia, S.M.A. (51)Bishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia, S.M.A. (51), Bishop of Bossangoa (Central African Republic) and President of Central African Episcopal Conference

ZambiaBishop Noel Charles O’Regan, S.M.A. (79)Bishop Noel Charles O’Regan, S.M.A. (79), Bishop emeritus of Ndola (Zambia)


Deceased Bishops (7 Archbishops, 42 Bishops)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1980: LiberiaArchbishop Francis Carroll, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic of Monrovia (Liberia)

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

1976: Cote d’IvoireBishop Jean Marie Etrillard, S.M.A., Bishop 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 of Keta (Ghana)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1957: NigeriaBishop Thomas Hughes, S.M.A., Bishop 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 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 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 of Delta del Nilo (Egypt)

1914: NigeriaBishop Paul Pellet, S.M.A., Vicar Apostolic 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 LeoneVenerable Bishop 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 of Falkland Islands (Falkland Islands) and Ecclesiastical Superior of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha)

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

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

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

1963: BeninFr. François Faroud, S.M.A., Prefect Apostolic 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 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 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 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 2021.06.05

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