His Eminence Laurean Cardinal Rugambwa: The First African Cardinal

Cardinal Rugambwa in Brief

This page is intended to make us know more about His Eminene Laurean Cardinal Rugambwa. You will get many of his life photos, what people think about him, his mission as well as his travels and achievements.

Laurean Cardinal Rugambwa 1912 – 1997
12 Jul 1912Born in Bukongo, Rutabo ni Bukoba Tanzania
12 Dec 194331.4Ordained Priest
13 Dec 195139.4Appointed Vicar Apostolic of Kagera Inferiore, Tanzania
13 Dec 195139.4Appointed Titular Bishop of Febiana
10 Feb 195239.6Ordained Bishop (Titular Bishop of Febiana)
25 Mar 195340.7Appointed Bishop of Rutabo, Tanzania
28 Mar 196047.7Elevated to Cardinal
28 Mar 196047.7Appointed Cardinal-Priest of S. Francesco d'Assisi a Ripa Grande
19 Dec 196856.4Appointed Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
22 Jul 199280.0Retired as Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
8 Dec 199785.4Died

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