Friday, July 22, 2011

Papal Zouaves and Slave Traders

How an officer of the papal troops fought against slave traders in the Congo.
A veteran of Castelfidardo, Mentana, Rome and Loigny, [Leopold Louis] Joubert went about the Lord’s work with a will. Arriving at Mulwewa mission in the present-day Congo in 1880, with his brother Zouaves, he fortified the place and began to train the locals as a home guard to fight Arab slave traders. (Read entire article.)

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