The Congo: Again, the Savages

Once again, the savage Jeunesse of Kwilu province were on the rampage. This time the rebel killers chose the helpless little Roman Catholic mission at Makungika, 30 miles from Kikwit, the provincial capital. The attack came late one afternoon just as the mission staff—five French Canadian brothers, three Belgian Jesuit priests, five young Belgian lay teachers, and two wives—were going to the refectory for coffee.

"There were about 30 of them," recalls Brother Maurice Désfossés, 47, the mission superior. "They had wild, glassy eyes and were naked to the waist. They had...

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