Fonds - Africa Missionaries - White Fathers e. V.

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Africa Missionaries - White Fathers e. V.


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The archive contains documents from the German sector (formerly the German province) of the Society of the Missionaries of Africa (Societas Missionariorum Africae in Latin America). History of the Inventor:1867 - Founding of the Society in Algiers by Archbishop Charles Lavigerie1873 - Founding of the first missions in Algeria1876 - First attempt at mission in West Africa fails1878 - Pope Leo XIII entrusts the mission in Central Africa to the White Fathers.1879 - Beginning of the mission at Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika1891 - Foundation of a mission at the northern end of Lake Nyassa (Malawi)1900 - Foundation of a station in Tabora1900 - Beginning of activities in Rwanda and Urundi1894 - First settlement in Germany in Trier1905 - Foundation of the German province under the direction of the first provincial P. Joseph Froberger1940 - All Mission Schools in Germany are forbidden1952 - Relocation of the Generalate from Maison-Carré in Algiers to Rome, Via Aurelia2008 - Foundation of the European Province and transformation of the German Province into a German SectorStations of the White Fathers in D e u t s c h - O s t a f r i k a:(n.b. 1910 according to no. 41 there were already 43 stations)--------------------------------------------------BukumbiSese (British part) also BumangiUshiromboIssavi (Rwanda)Marienberg near BukobaKarema at Lake Tanganyika (1885)KisubiNyegezi near MuansaUjiji (?)Nyundo near KissenyiTaboriTaboraKalaNkulweGalulaMaketeKayambi (British territory)On the history of the White Fathers in D e u t s c h - O s t a f r i k a:1880 Foundation of the Tanganyika Provicariate1886 Division of the Provicariate into the Vicariates Unyanyembe (Tabora), Upper Congo (West Coast of the Lake) and Tanganyika (East Coast of the Lake)???? Takeover of part of the vicariate Tanganjika by the German province (administrative districts Rungwe, Mbeya, Manyoni and partly Iringa)

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