The number of known missionaries around the world killed in 1996 is about 46. Of these, 40 died on the African soil in the following countries: 19 in Zaire, 8 in Algeria, 7 in Burundi, 3 in Rwanda, 2 in Ghana, and 1 in Tanzania. The blood of these daughters and sons of the Church has not been shed for nothing, since the blood of Christians indeed sows the seeds ofthefaith in Christ. From their death new and abundant life of the Church in these very regions will rise and flourish. In knowing their names, countries of origin, countries in which they died, and the date of their death, we associate with them in their suffering and death, as well as their joy in their triumphal entry into the fullness of life in Christ.

Name Country of origin Institute Place Date
1 Sr. Patricia Mc.Aleese USA Presentation Sisters Elmina, Ghana 8 Jan
2 Sr, Claudia Murphy Canada Our Lady of Africa Elmina, Ghana 8 Jan
3 Fr. Sylvestre Hakizimana Burudi Diocesan Gisanze, Burudi 1 Mar
4 Sr. Carmen l. Zubiri Spain Charity of St. Anne Kivumu, Rwanda 20 Mar
5 Sr. Alphonsine Mukeshimana Rwanda Charity of St. Anne Kivumu, Rwanda 20 Mar
6 Fr. Giuseppe Schiavo Italy Stimatin Kisanga, Tanzania 27 Apr
7 Fr. Christian de Chergé France Trappist Medea, Algeria 23 May
8 Fr. Celestin Ringeard France Trappist Medea, Algeria 23 may
9 Fr. Christophe Lebreton France Trappist Medea, Algeria 23 May
10 P. Bruno Lemarchand France Trappist Medea, Algeria 23 May
11 Br. Paul Favre Miville France Trappist Medea, Algeria 23 May
12 Br. Michel Fleury France Trappist Medea, Algeria 23 May
13 Br. Luc Dochier France Trappist Medea, Algeria 23 May
14 Fr.Yvon Mpengekeze Burundi Diocesan Ruyigi, Burundi 6 June
15 Sr. Leocadie Ndihokubwayo Burundi Millitantes la S.Vierge Ruyigi, Burundi 6 June
16 Sr. Sophie Burundi Bene Bernadette Gitega, Burundi 16 June
17 Bishop Pierre Claverie Algeria Dominican Oran, Algeria 1 Aug
18 Archbishop Joachim Ruhuna Burundi Diocesan Rutengana, Burundi 9 Sept
19 Sr Irenée Burundi Bene Terezyia Gitongo, Burundi 9 Sept
20 Sr. Concesse Burundi Foyer de Charitè Gitongo, Burundi 9 Sept
21 Fr. Alexandre Kalinda Ngwije Zaire Diocesan Boarder Zaire/Rwanda 16 Sept
22 Fr. Jean M. Vianney Ndogole Kasati Zaire Diocesan Kidoti, Zaire 6 Oct
23 Fr. Bonoface Koko Kahegezo Zaire Diocesan Kidoti, Zaire 6 Oct
24 Archbishop Christophe Munzihizwa Zaire Jesuit Bukavu, Zaire 29 Oct
25 Br. François d'Assise Kajibwami Zaire Rogationist (Oblate) Bukavu, Zaire 30 Oct
26 Br. Servando Mayor Garcia Spain Marist Brother Bugobe, Zaire 31 Oct
27 Br. Miguel Angel Lucio Spain Marist Brother Bugobe, Zaire 31 Oct
28 Br. Fernando de la Fuente Spain Marist Brother Bugobe, Zaire 31 Oct
29 Br. Julio Rodriguez Jorge Spain Marist Brother Bugobe, Zaire 31 Oct
30 Fr. Constatin Gatuku Zaire Diocesan Buhimba, Zaire 6 Nov
31 Fr. Andrè Munyankuyu Zaire Diocesan Buhimba, Zaire 6 Nov
32 Sr. Laurenziya Sebaliya Zaire St. Vincent de Roeselaer Buhimba, Zaire 6 Nov
33 Fr. Benoit Nirere Zaire Diocesan Jomba, Zaire 15 Nov
34 Sr, Colette Mounabandi Zaire St. Vincent de Roeselaer Jomba, Zaire 15 Nov
35 Sr. Josephine Adolphine Gakondo Zaire St. Vincent de Roeselaer Jomba, Zaire 15 Nov
36 Sr. Judith Gatungu Zaire St. Vincent de Roeselaer Jomba, Zaire 15 Nov
37 Sr. Marie Anastasi Semutwe Zaire St. Vincent de Roeselaer Jomba, Zaire 15 Nov
38 Fr. Jean Claude Bumendwa Zaire Diocesan Chimanga, Zaire 18 Nov
39 Fr. Emmanuel Nsengiyunva Zaire Diocesan Nyakariba, Zaire 24 Dec
40 Fr. Pascal Kanyamanza Zaire Diocesan Nyakariba, Zaire 24 Dec