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St Daniel Comboni

St. Daniel Comboni, born on March 15, 1831, in Italy, was a Roman Catholic missionary and a significant figure in the history of African missions. Comboni dedicated his life to serving the people of Africa, particularly in their spiritual, educational, and social development. He founded the Institute for African Missions (now known as the Comboni Missionaries) in 1867, with a mission to evangelise Africa. Comboni's approach to missionary work emphasised the importance of training native Africans as priests and teachers to ensure the long-term sustainability and growth of the Church in Africa. He also advocated for social justice and the abolition of slavery in Africa. St. Daniel Comboni was canonised as a saint by the Catholic Church on October 5, 2003, recognising his significant contributions to the Church and the people of Africa.