Society of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)

Société des Missionnaires d'Afrique (Pères Blancs)
Società dei Missionari d'Africa (Padri Bianchi)
Societas Missionariorum Africae (Patres Albi)

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History

1868, Algiers (Algeria), with the title Society of Our Lady of Africa in Algeria, by Mgr Lavigerie. First approval 16 Mar 1879. Final approval 15 Feb 1908. A Catholic missionary institute of priests and brothers living in community. Also referred to in French as Pères blancs d'Afrique (PB), in Italian and Latin as Missionari d'Africa -- Missionarii Africae and by the English acronym WF and the Latin acronym MAfr.

Aims

Proclaim the Gospel to the African world.

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 42 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

R1705

Last News Received

2011
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