Society of African Missions

Société des Missions Africaines
Società delle Missioni Africane
Societas Missionum ad Afros (SMA)

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1856-12-08 Lyon France


8 Dec 1856, Lyon (France), by Mgr de Marion Brésillac. First approval by the Holy See: 1 Nov 1890; definitively approved 23 Aug 1900. Known also as: African Missions -- Missions Africaines; SMA Fathers; Société des Missions Africaines de Lyon.


Maintain missions especially among Africans and people of African origin.


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General Assembly (every 6 years). General Administration in Rome (Italy). Plenary Council (meets annually), including General, Provincial and District Superiors. Provinces (7): France (Lyon), Ireland, Netherlands, France (Strasbourg), USA, UK, Italy; Districts (2): Canada, Spain; Districts-in-formation (4): India, Philippines, Africa, Poland; Foundation: Argentina.


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