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 turned a key, if occasionally arguable, determine in establishing Catholic missions in Africa. In 1874 he based the Society of Missionaries for Africa, in a different way often called the White Fathers after the white Arab costume they wore. Lavigerie's later profession used to be dedicated to the conflict opposed to slavery and in 1888 he performed a crusade in different ecu capitals denouncing the perform. Clarke's e-book, which seemed a yr after Lavigerie's stopover at to London, offers 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'.