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Title: The Jesuits History in Africa: Our history in Africa
Authors: Mkenda, Festo
Keywords: Evangilisation and Martyrdom
Jesuit mission
Ethiopian Jesuit
History of Exploration
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Nairobi: JHIA, 2020
Citation: Text by Fr Festo Mkenda, Director of the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa. Fr. Festo Mkenda is also author of the recently published book Mission for Everyone: A story of the Jesuits in Eastern Africa (1555-2012)
Series/Report no.: The Jesuits History in Africa;p.1-3
Abstract: Jesuit history in Africa goes as far back as the history of the Society of Jesus itself. It also divides itself fairly neatly into two periods: before the suppression of the Jesuits (1541-1759) and after the formal restoration of the order (1848 to the present). During these periods, Jesuits have been intermittently present in various parts of Africa, preaching, baptizing, building churches and schools, running farms, transacting business, mediating politics and doing a variety of other works, just as has been their custom elsewhere in the world.....
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