Religion: The Black Bishops

In the slow chess match between the old and the new in Africa, white bishops are being replaced by black bishops. Last week the Most Rev. Robert Dosseh, 37, was made Roman Catholic Archbishop of Lome, in Togo. Ten days before, the Most Rev. Raymond Tchidimbo. 42, in a similar ceremony, was elevated to the see of Conakry in Guinea. Earlier. Hyacinthe Thiandoum. 41, became Archbishop of Dakar in Senegal and Luc Sangare, 36, was named to the diocese of Bamako in Mali. The four consecrations completed something of an ecclesiastical revolution, for all four men are sons of West African...

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