Day: 23 October 2020

Great missionaries: Cardinal Lavigerie, a man of strong convictions

Charles Martial Allemand Lavigerie, Cardinal Archbishop of Algiers and Carthage, missionary founder and anti-slavery campaigner, was born near Bayonne in the Basque region of southern France. After his schooling, he studied theology at Saint Sulpice in Paris. In 1854, after priestly ordination and further studies, he was appointed professor of church history in the university …

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