After the end of Reconquista, the Christian Portuguese and Spanish captured many ports in North Africa. Missionary expeditions undertaken by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) began as early as 1548 in various regions of Africa.
Which Apostle took the Gospel to Africa?
Matthew the Apostle
|Saint Matthew the Apostle|
|Born||1st century AD Capernaum|
|Died||1st century AD near Hierapolis or Ethiopia, relics in Salerno, Italy|
|Venerated in||Eastern Orthodox Church Catholic Church Eastern Catholic Churches Oriental Orthodoxy Church of the East Anglican Communion Lutheranism|
Did Jesus grow up Africa?
No, he was born in the Middle east/North Africa region and he was jew, most likely not a “white” Jew.
Did the Apostle Paul travel to Africa?
Some evidences from the New Testament indicate that Paul’s acquaintance with Africa was mediated through his interactions with Apollos (1 Cor 3:5–6), Rufus and his mother (Rm 16:13), as well as through the Alexandrian ships which facilitated his arrival in Rome (Ac 27:5–6; 28:11-14).
What is the oldest religion?
The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma (Sanskrit: सनातन धर्म, lit.
What was the first religion in Africa?
The Story of Africa| BBC World Service. Christianity came first to the continent of Africa in the 1st or early 2nd century AD. Oral tradition says the first Muslims appeared while the prophet Mohammed was still alive (he died in 632). Thus both religions have been on the continent of Africa for over 1,300 years.
Who is the black apostle?
Simon the Canaanite He was the only Black apostle of Jesus Christ.
Where did the disciples go after Jesus died?
Apostles Spread Christianity After the Death of Jesus
The Apostles spread Christianity from Jerusalem to Damascus, to Antioch, to Asia Minor, to Greece, and finally to Rome.
What nationality were disciples?
The twelve original disciples (a.k.a. Apostles) of Jesus were of Jewish descent. They could either trace their ancestry to the twelve tribes of Israel or they symbolically represented these twelve tribes.
Who is Jesus cousin?
James, along with the others named “brothers” of Jesus, are said by others to have been Jesus’ cousins. This is justified by the fact that cousins were also called “brothers” and “sisters” in Jesus’ native language, Aramaic, which, like Biblical Hebrew, does not contain a word for cousin.
What religion was Mary Joseph?
The Holy family lived in Nazareth. Not much is said about their family life; but we know that Jesus and Mary were both under the care of Joseph and, most likely, lived a normal Jewish family life.