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Charles Martial Allemand Lavigerie
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1825
Death: Nov. 26, 1892

Cardinal Charles Martial Allemand Lavigerie was born in Saint-Esprit, Huire, formerly within the Diocese of Aire, now Bayonne, in France, and was ordained to the Priesthood on June 2, 1849, in Paris. For almost seven years he served a Professor in the Theological Faculty of Paris, and later as Chaplain of Sainte Geneviève, Paris, Associate Professor of Church History within the University of Sorbonne, of which he was also named Titular of the Chair. Director of L'Oeuvre des Écoles d'Orient, Allemand was appointed Auditor of the Sacred Roman Rota and was named Domestic Prelate of His Holiness on September 20, 1861.

At the early age of 37, Lavigerie was elected as Bishop of the Diocese of Nancy et Toul, on March 16, 1863, receiving his Episcopal Consecration on the following March 22, inside the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, in Rome, from Cardinal Clément Villecourt, assisted by Cardinal Gustav Adolf von Hohenlohe - Schillingsfürst and Archbishop François Marinelli OESA.,

Lavigerie was named Assistant at the Pontifical Throne on April 21, 1863, and was promoted to the Metropolitan See of Alger, on March 27, 1867. In 1868, he founded The Society of Missionaries of Africa, also known as White Fathers or the Pères Blancs, and also The Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Notre Dame d'Afrique, or The White Sisters.

He was named Apostolic Administrator of Oran on November 9, 1875 and later Apostolic Administrator of the Vicariate of Tunis on June 28, 1881. On November 10, 1884, Pope Leo XIII established the Archdiocese of Carthage, until then a Titular See, and he became also Archbishop of the New Circumscription and therefore Primate of Africa. Furthermore he was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of the Vicariate of Sahara on March 13, 1891.

Pope Leo XII created Msgr. Lavigerie, Cardinal Priest in the Consistory of March 27, 1882, with the Title of Sant'Agnese Fuori Le Mura in the Consistory of July 3, 1882.

The Cardinal died on November 26, 1892, at 1 am., in Algiers, aged 67. Solemn and State Funerals took place in Algiers, Tunis and Carthage. The body of the Cardinal was taken to Tunis and deposited in the Vault prepared for him in the Crypt of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Carthage on the Hill of Byrsa on December 8, 1892.

In 1964, when the Cathedral became the property of the Government, his remains were exhumed and transferred to Rome, where they were buried in the Crypt of the Chapel of the Society of Missionaries of Africa's General Curia. 
Maison Généralice Missionnaires d'Afrique
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
Plot: Crypt Of The General Curia Of The Society Of The Missionaries Of Africa.
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Aug 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20908601
Charles Martial Allemand Lavigerie
Added by: Eman Bonnici
Charles Martial Allemand Lavigerie
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Charles Martial Allemand Lavigerie
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It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Cardinal Lavigerie, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Sep. 29, 2012
«Pères Blancs»? - Lavigerie, en effet, va mettre rapidement ces nouveaux missionnaires devant une triple exigence : - Vous parlerez la langue des gens. / Vous mangerez leur nourriture. / Vous porterez leur habit.
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Aug. 2, 2012

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 Added: Nov. 8, 2009
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