His Eminence Laurean Cardinal Rugambwa: The First African Cardinal


Cardinal Rugambwa in Brief

This page is intended to make us know more about His Eminence 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
His Ordination
He was Ordained Priest ByBishop Burkhard Huwiler, M. Afr. †
Ordained Bishop ByArchbishop David Mathew †(Principal Consecrator)
Archbishop Joseph Kiwánuka, M. Afr. †(Co-Principal Consecrator)
Bishop Joseph Blomjous, M. Afr. † (Co-Principal Consecrator)
He Took Part in
Consistory - 1960Created Cardinal
Second Vatican Council - Session OneCouncil Father
Conclave - 1963Electing Pope Paul VI
Second Vatican Council - Session TwoCouncil Father
Second Vatican Council - Session ThreeCouncil Father
Second Vatican Council - Session FourCouncil Father
Conclave - August 1978 Electing Pope John Paul I
Conclave - October 1978 Electing Pope John Paul II

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