Definition of White Father in English:

White Father

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noun

  • A member of the Society of Missionaries of Africa, a Roman Catholic order founded in Algiers in 1868.
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    • It was further edited by a White Father missionary, Edouard Labreque, and finally published in Bemba as Ifikolwe Fyandi na Bantu Bandi (My Ancestors and My People).
    • The nine mission stations of the White Fathers accounted for the bulk of European residents in 1940.
    • The cruelly-bound prisoners passed the home of the White Fathers on their way to execution.

Origin

translating French Père Blanc.

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