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Our History

The Society of African Missions (SMA) was founded in Lyon, December 8, 1856 by Bishop Marion Brésillac. Its members, priests and laity, work among Africans, especially in Africa.

The Society of African Missions has 1009 members coming from Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe.

The Society of African Missions is organized into:

Provinces

Great Britain,

Spain,

Ireland,

Italy,

USA,

Lyon,

Strasbourg,

Poland,

Netherlands,

Benin - Niger,

Cote D’Ivoire – Burkina Faso,

Ghana,

India,

Nigeria and

Togo.

Districts

Canada,

Philippines,

Central Africa,

Congo,

Kenya,

Zambia,

Liberia and

Tanzania.

Delegations

South Africa,

Anglo and

Sierra Leone.

SMA's headquaters is in Rome, where the Superior General and his Council ensure the unity and the animation of the whole Society.