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Anthony Bellagamba, I.M.C.

Anthony Bellagamba, I.M.C., 84, Italian Catholic missionary, educator, and administrator, August 11, 2011, in Nairobi, Kenya. Educated in Italy and the United States, Bellagamba went to Kenya as a missionary in 1958; there he became professor of pastoral theology at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi and later was regional vice-superior of Consolata missionaries in Kenya. In 1974 he was appointed the executive director of the United States Catholic Mission Council in Washington, D.C., which in 1981 became the U.S. Catholic Mission Association. In 1985 he returned to Kenya, there serving as the first national director of the Pontifical Missionary Societies. In 1993 he was elected regional superior of the Consolata missionaries in North America. He then served as vice-general superior of the Consolata missionaries in Rome from 1999 to 2005, when he returned to Kenya.

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Publication:International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Article Type:Obituary
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2012
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