Title: A Man and His Mission: Cardinal Léger in Africa Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Scarborough, ON: 1976 (1st/1st) Description: 191 pp. Oblong Quarto. Illustrated with photographs by Ken Bell. Text by Henriette Major - translated by Jane Springer. Signed in ink by Léger on half-title page with inscription to the Honorable Flora MacDonald in Yaoundé, 1979. MacDonald was Secretary of State for External Affairs in the short-lived federal government of Joe Clark. This is hardcover book bound in white paper on board with gilt titles on the spine. Dust jacket not price-clipped. DJ shows edge wear, creasing, short closed tears, and minor damp staining. Interior pages fine.
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Paul-Émile Léger (1904-1991) was a Canadian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Montreal from 1950 to 1968, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1953 by Pope Pius XII. Léger resigned as Montreal's archbishop on April 20, 1968 to perform missionary work in Cameroon among lepers and handicapped children.