Cardinal Lavigerie: Churchman, Prophet, and Missionary

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Athlone Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Religion - 470 pages
This is the first biography of Cardinal Lavigerie (1825-1892) to be based on original research.
Lavigerie is probably best remembered today as the Founder of two Missionary Congregations which are still active in Africa, the White Fathers and the White Sisters. But he achieved other things too, hardly less significant in his day. While Archbishop of Algiers and Carthage, he founded a Seminary in Jerusalem for the education of Catholic priests of the Eastern rite. As a close friend of Pope Leo XIII, he was a frequent mediator in disputes between the French Republic and the Papacy. Another striking achievement was his campaign for the abolition of the slave-trade in Africa.

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Principal Dates in the Life of Cardinal Lavigerie
The Beginnings of a Journey

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About the author (1994)

Francois Renault is a former Professor in the University of Abidjan.

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