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us: Biayenda, Emile, 1927-1977

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1927
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1977-03-22
    • Death Date

        1977-03-21Dictionary of African Biography
    • Birth Place

        Kindamba (Congo)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Congo (Brazzaville)
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        • Organization: Seminary at Mbamou and Brazzaville
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        • Organization: (naf) Catholic Church
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        (lcsh) Bishops
          (lcsh) Cardinals
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        • found: Cardinal Emile Biayenda, un bon pasteur, 1994: p. 11 (b. 1927 at Mfinkabitoungou, district de Kindamba, Pool region) p. 29 (assassinated 03/22/1977)
        • found: Wikipedia, May 6, 2013 (Émile Biayenda, born in Mpangala, Vinza, 1927, was the Archbishop of Brazzaville, Congo from 1971 to 1977, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church; murdered in March 22, 1977)
        • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed April 24, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Biayenda, Émile; Roman Catholic cardinal, religious martyr; born 1927 in Kindamba, Republic of the Congo; began his primary studies at Pangala (1935) and then continued his education at the Catholic Mission School of Kindamba (1937-1942); attended seminary at Mbamou and Brazzaville (1944-1958); received a degree in theology and a doctorate of sociology in Lyon; was ordained in 1958; became the diocesan leader of the Legion of Mary; was arrested by soldiers (February 1965); was appointed auxiliary Bishop of Brazzaville (1970); became Archbishop of Brazzaville (1971); his fierce criticism of the corruption and brutality of the ruling Marxist-Leninist government made him many enemies; became one of the youngest men ever to become a cardinal (1973); the Fondation Cardinal Émile Biayenda based in Brazzaville has promoted his beatification since the 1990s; died 21 March 1977 in Republic of the Congo)
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