Rhodesia: John Bradburne ‘Vagabond of God’ Martyred in 1979

Catholic World Report, Brian O’Neel:  If all goes well, an English missionary who was killed during Zimbabwe’s civil war will be soon be named a saint.

Martrydom in Rhodesia

Perhaps it is best to begin John Bradburne’s  story with his death. In early fall of 1979, Rhodesia was embroiled in a 15-year civil war that was nearing its end. The war pitted the white minority ruling government against the military wings of two African nationalist parties, including the Zimbabwe African National Union led by Robert Mugabe.  Story is here.