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Cardoso, Mattheus

(399 words)

Author(s): Hastings, Adrian
[German Version] (1584, Lisbon – 1625, São Salvador, Congo) entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1598. Following his studies, ordination, and a number of years as lecturer in the Jesuit college at Evora, he was sent to Angola in 1617 and taught there at the college of Lu…

Angola

(840 words)

Author(s): Hastings, Adrian
[German Version] is the seventh largest country of Africa. It occupies a large area of the south-west along the Atlantic coast, stretching eastwards for some 1000 km acros…

Kiwanuka, Joseph

(243 words)

Author(s): Hastings, Adrian
[German Version] (Jun 11, 1899, Nnakirebe, Buganda, Uganda – Feb 22, 1966, Rubaga, Uganda) was educated at Katigondo Seminary and was ordained a priest in 1929. After studying in Rome, he became the first African Doctor of Canon Law. He then joined the White F…

Afonso I

(367 words)

Author(s): Hastings, Adrian

Africa

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Author(s): Sautter, Hermann | Westerlund, David | Hastings, Adrian
[German Version] I. Geopolitical Survey – II. History of Religion – III. Christianity I. Geopolitical Survey Africa presents a troubled, contradictory picture. Its population is growing faster than that of any other continent. Civil wars and repeated periods of drought force millions to flee. An aggressive Islamism is unsettling the fragile equilibrium of multireligious societies. Political borders dr…