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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 setting up Catholic missions in Africa. In 1874 he based the Society of Missionaries for Africa, another way often called the White Fathers after the white Arab gown they wore. Lavigerie's later profession used to be dedicated to the conflict opposed to slavery and in 1888 he performed a crusade in numerous eu capitals denouncing the perform. Clarke's booklet, 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, touching on him within the preface as 'the apostle of the slaves of all Africa'.

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Mgr. Lavigerie next proceeds to sketch with a master's hand the outlines of the history of Northern Africa, and goes on in the following terms :— ' Observe the ruins which everywhere strew the ground. You will discover in them, lying one above, the other, the traces of three great historic races ; the remains of the highest and most varied civilisation ; the graves, the monuments, and the memories of the most illustrious men; the scattered stones of world-famed cities. What names are those of Carthage, Hippo, and Utica ; of Scipio, Hannibal, Marius, Cato, Jugurtha, and Caesar!

Lavigerie took possession of his see with the customary ceremonial, the effect of which was heightened by the brilliant African sun and the picturesque appearance of the native population. It would be no difficult matter to imagine what were his feelings on that important occasion, even if he had not given them eloquent and characteristic expression in his first pastoral letter, addressed to the clergy and faithful under his care. Nothing could give a more just idea of the sentiments which led him to the shores of Africa and of the plan of action he had sketched out beforehand for himself.

What! A pair of shoes ! " ' It will readily be believed that the Hrennes this poor youth wished to present me with caused me more genuine gratification than the richest gifts which could THE ARCHBISHOP OF ALGIERS 45 have been offered me. He laid hold of my foot to take the necessary measurements without awaiting my reply, and indeed no reply was forthcoming, for I did not wish to show the emotion my voice would have betrayed. When he had done he sprang to his feet in triumph, exclaiming, " Oh, how delighted they will all be when they hear that Monseigneur has really consented to accept a pair of shoes of my making !

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