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Laane, Joseph
Catholic (White Fathers Mission)
1869 to 1941
Uganda

 

Of the White Fathers Mission. He joined the White Fathers between 1889 and 1891, and was ordained a priest in 1893. He set out for East Africa in 1895, arriving at Rubaga in 1896. He worked there in the Minor Seminary, and at Mitala-Maria, of which he was founder and superior. In 1901 he opened the mission at Hoima, Bunyoro, where he became superior. In 1912-14 he was at Mahagi in the Belgian Congo. From 1917-22 he was superior of the mission in Dar es Salaam. In 1923 he went with Fr. Nicolet to open the mission at Kabale, Kigezi. In 1928 he founded the White Fathers house in London.

Louise Pirouet


This article, used by permission, was written by Louise Pirouet, as part of A Dictionary of Christianity in Uganda (Department of Religious Studies, Makerere University College, 1969), p. 36. Copies available at Africana Section, Makerere University Library (AF Q 276.761 MAK and AR/MAK/99/1); Bishop Tucker Library, Uganda Christian University and in UK at the University of Birmingham; Crowther Centre Library, CMS Oxford and Louise Pirouet Papers, Cambridge Centre of African Studies.