Archbishop Philippe-Prosper Augouard

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Priest, missionary, explorer, Vicar Apostolic of Upper French Congo. During the Franco-Prussian War he served with the Papal Zouaves in 18701871. Joined the Congregation of the Holy Ghost, making his profession in 1874. He opened the first mission station of Saint Augustin, East Africa, in 1881, and assisted French exploration by erecting hospitals and schools. He was chosen Vicar Apostolic of Upper French Congo and Titular Bishop of Sinitis on 14 October 1890. In 1896 he was created Chevalier and in 1913 an officer of the Legion of Honor. Belgium awarded him the Order of Leopold. He was appointed Titular Archbishop of Cassiopeia on 30 November 1915.

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  • “Archbishop Philippe-Prosper Augouard“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 December 2019. Web. 1 December 2020. <>