Blessed Charles Decker

Blessed Charles DeckerMemorial


Member of the Missionaries of Africa, making his vows on 21 July 1949. Ordained a priest on 8 April 1950. Father Charles studied Arabic in Tunis, then Berber in Tizi-Ouzou, and then ran a youth hostel. Director of the El Kalima Centre in Brussels, Belgium, a centre devoted to inter-faith dialogue, education and documentation between Christians and Muslims. He worked in Yemen from 1982 to 1987, and then returned to Algeria to serve as the priest of the parish of Our Lady of Africa. Murdered by Islamic forces while preparing for Mass. Martyr.





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  • “Blessed Charles Decker“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 May 2021. Web. 19 October 2021. <>