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Title:A Kongo Princess, the Kongo Ambassadors and the Papacy
Author:Gray, Richard
Year:1999
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Volume:29
Issue:2
Pages:140-154
Language:English
Geographic term:Central Africa
Subjects:missionary history
Kongo polity
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Women's Issues
international relations
Cultural Roles
Historical/Biographical
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1581869
Abstract:In the late 16th century, the fancy, perhaps fleeting, of a young, unnamed princess, one of the four daughters of King Alvaro I (1568-1587) of Kongo, through the response which it invoked in Europe, played a part in the process which eventually persuaded the papacy to establish in 1622 the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda Fide, which was later to become the most powerful organization in Catholic mission history. The author tells this story, basing himself on research from Italian archives. Bibliogr., notes, ref.
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