Massive Church Atrocity Disclosed
Belgium’s rule of the Congo was one of the bloodiest and least honorable in the history of colonialism. Much of the population was either killed, maimed, or enslaved. Many African women gave birth to children of the white overlords. It turns out (here, here) that Catholic “orphanages” seized these mixed race children. They were either used like slaves in the Congo, or they were shipped to Belgium where they were effectively used as slaves there. One article says up to 20,000 children were involved, but I am sure that record-keeping was at best spotty and that many records have been lost.
This was hardly ancient history. Much of it took place in the 20th century, and it took place on a massive scale in both Africa and Belgium. But how many know of these fruits of the Catholic Church?