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White Fathers

LC control no.n 50069716
Descriptive conventionsrda
Corporate name headingWhite Fathers
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Variant(s)Missionaries of Africa
Missionaries of Our Lady of Africa of Algeria
Missionarii Africae
Missionnaires d'Afrique
P.B. (White Fathers)
Padres brancos
Padri bianchi
PB (White Fathers)
Pères blancs
S.M.A. (Societas Missionum ad Afros)
SMA (White Fathers)
Societas Missionum ad Afros
Société des missionnaires d'Afrique
Society of Missionaries of Africa
W.F. (White Fathers)
Weisse Väter
WF (White Fathers)
Beginning date1868
Field of activityMissions--Africa Catholic Church--Missions
Found inBuniol, J. The White Fathers, 1929.
Catholic rel. orders, 1957 (White Fathers; Missionaries of Africa, Missionaries of Our Lady of Africa of Algeria, Missionarii Africae, Missionnaires d'Afrique, Pères Blancs, Societas Missionum ad Afros, Society of Missionaries of Africa; abbrev.: P.B., S.M.A., W.F.; founded: 1868, Algeria (1942, U.S.))
Letter from Missionaries of Africa, March 2, 2000: (were known as the White Fathers because of their white robes but the legal name is Missionaries of Africa)
Web search, March 2, 2000: (White Fathers is still used as heading predominantly, including on the White Fathers UK Home Page, the Encyc. Britannica website entry, and on the Catholic Encyc. website (c1999 for the c1912 hardcopy ed.))