Cappella Papale,  Silks, trains and ermines

Card. Rugambwa

Laurian Cardinal RugambwaLaurentius Rugambwa first bishop of the diocese of Rukoba located in Tanzania, later archbishop of Dar es Salaam, cardinal priest of the church of St. Francis of Assisi a Ripa Grande, whose ring is kissed by a secret chamberlain of the sword and cape kneeling in front of him. It is said that the information about the cardinal nomination of the first black African has been passed throughout his country with tam-tams.