Hundred and fifty years ago, Cardinal Charles Lavigerie, the then Archbishop of Algiers, founded the Missionaries of Africa, known in Germany as the White Fathers. In gratitude, we look back on a century and a half in the service of the Church and of the people of Africa.
We, the animators of the Africa Center in Berlin, would like to invite you to an event to commemorate the struggle of our founder, shared by the first missionaries, against the slave trade and the challenges of human trafficking today.
You are cordially invited on Thursday, 18th October 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria of the Catholic School Saint Francis, Hohenstaufenstr. 1-2, 10781 Berlin.
6:30 pm: Welcome and time for meeting each other
- Father Gerard Chabanon, Provincial of the European Province, recalls the history of the slave trade in the 19th century and of the anti-slavery campaign of Lavigerie.
- Sr. Margit Forster, SOLWODI (Solidarity with women in distress) Berlin, will talk about modern slavery and the fight against human trafficking in Germany today.
- Greetings from Father Rudi Pint, German Provincial of the Missionaries of Africa and Father Frank Rossmann, Missionary of Africa.
Musical entertainment by groups from the Africa Center.
8:30 pm: African snack bar
We would be grateful if you could let us know by 12 October 2018 whether you will be attending the event.
We are very pleased to welcome you.
Your Missionaries of Africa
and the Afrika Center Team in Berlin
Download here the original invitation flyer.