The Missionaries of Africa. (White Fathers)

After The "Chapter 2016" : The General Council

Our Superior General : Fr. Stanley Lubungo (in the middle) (Zambian)
and the four Assistants General:
(from left to right)
Didier Sawadogo (Burkina Faso) ; Francis Barnes 1st Assistant (British) ;
Martin Grenier (Canadian) and Ignatius Anipu (Ghanaian)


Stanley Lubungo Superior Général

Father Stanley Lubungo was born at Ndola (Zambia) on the 16th June 1967. He took his Missionary Oath in Toulouse on the 7th December 1996 and was ordained a priest in his native town on the 2nd August 1997. He worked as a missionary for a few years in Democratic Republic of Congo and was appointed, after a few years of studies in Rome and Dublin, as formator in Abidjan. He had just completed studies in Dogmatic Theology in Paris when he was appointed Provincial of Southern Africa on the 1st of July 2015. It is in this capacity that he came to the Chapter.

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Francis Barnes (1st Assistant General)

Father Francis Barnes was born on the 26th September 1950 at Stockport (UK). He took his Missionary Oath in Totteridge (UK) on the 16th April 1981. He was ordained priest on the 20th June 1981 at Salford. He did parish ministry in Burkina Faso and vocation animation in Poland Subsequently, he was involved with vocation animation and formation work in Burkina, Zambia and Kenya and again in Poland. He was Delegate Superior of the Intercontinental Delegation from 1997 to 2003. He was appointed Assistant Provincial of PEP in 2014. He came to the Chapter as deputy for PEP.
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Didier Sawadogo (Assistant General)

Father Didier Sawadogo was born on 26th July 1967 in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). He took his Missionary Oath on the 11th December 1999 in London. He was ordained priest on the 3rd December 2000 in Bobo-Dioulasso. He worked in Mali and Burkina Faso, where he was Rector of our First Phase Formation House “Maison Lavigerie.” Before that, he spent quite some time studying in Rome. He was preparing to write a doctoral thesis in Rome when he was elected to represent the Generalate Community at the Chapter.

Martin Grenier (Assistant General)

Father Martin Grenier was born on the 21st March 1963 at Beauceville in Quebec. He took his Missionary Oath at Wood Green (London) on the 18th December 1993 and was ordained a priest on the 23rd September 1995 at St Joseph-de-Beauce in Quebec. After three years of ministry in Zambia, he was appointed as formator in Bangalore, India. After a sabbatical year, he went back to India, then to Jinja (Uganda), always as a formator. After some studies at IFIC in Mali, Martin worked at the AFRIKA Centre in Montreal. He came to the Chapter as deputy for the Province of the Americas (AMS).
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Ignatius Anipu (Assistant General)

Father Ignatius Anipu was born on the 7th of November 1959 in Wiagha (Ghana). He took his Missionary Oath on the 15th of December 1990 in Toulouse and was ordained priest on the 20th of July 1991 in Kongo (Ghana). His first term as Missionary of Africa was in Niger before being called for studies at the Pisai (Rome). He then returned to Niger, spent a few years for further studies and as formator in Paris, London and Abidjan. He came to the chapter as Provincial of the PAO.

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