Global - Remembering the Musami martyrs, 40 years on
On February 6, Jesuits were marking the 40th anniversary of the Musami Martyrs, a group of three Jesuits and four Dominican Sisters who were murdered at St Paul's Mission in Zimbabwe (which was then Rhodesia), about 60 miles northeast of Harare (formerly Salisbury) on the 6th February 1977. "They were all given the choice of moving to the safer towns, but they decided to stay on in solidarity with the local black population with whom they identified." Over the last 40 years, the Mission developed considerably, with schools, a hospital and sports' facilities. Read more...