By Richard Frederick Clarke
In 1889 the Jesuit Richard F. Clarke released this biography of Charles Lavigerie (1825-1892), the French cardinal and Primate of Africa. From the instant of his arrival in Algeria in 1868, Lavigerie grew to become a key, if occasionally debatable, determine in establishing Catholic missions in Africa. In 1874 he based the Society of Missionaries for Africa, another way referred to as the White Fathers after the white Arab costume they wore. Lavigerie's later occupation used to be dedicated to the conflict opposed to slavery and in 1888 he carried out a crusade in different eu capitals denouncing the perform. Clarke's ebook, which seemed a 12 months after Lavigerie's stopover at to London, presents an account of the cardinal's occupation in France and Africa as much as that date. It emphasises and praises Lavigerie's anti-slavery message, bearing on him within the preface as 'the apostle of the slaves of all Africa'.
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Owing to Mgr. Lavigerie's energetic action and power of administration, the standard of attainment in secular studies for the clergy in the diocese of Nancy is still higher perhaps than in any other diocese of France, and the schools and colleges under clerical direction are in a most flourishing condition. But he was not satisfied with providing a more efficient staff of teachers. He also caused the course of studies in all the diocesan schools and seminaries to undergo thorough revision and reform under his personal superintendence.
By a decree dated January 12,1867, Mgr. Lavigerie was nominated to the see of Algiers, which had been recently raised by Pius IX. into an archbishopric, with two suffragan sees, those of Oran and Constantine. He was preconised on the 27th of the following March. It will now be our task to follow him to a new scene of action, where a wider horizon will open before him— one in every respect worthy of the apostolic zeal which inspired him. 29 CHAPTEE II THE ARCHBISHOP OF ALGIERS THE new Archbishop reached Algiers on May 16, 1867, accompanied by M.
He also reorganised the financial arrangements of these institutions ; all the diocesan educational establishments were obliged to pay a tenth part of their income into a common fund, destined for the help of any which should happen to be in temporary difficulties, and for the maintenance of the older professors, who after twenty-five years of work became entitled to a fixed pension. Mgr. Lavigerie also paid great attention to the extension and improvement of several religious communities of women.