Malagasy rebels in the Menalamba Rebellion seek to block France’s colonisation of Madagascar. Their goal is to rid the island of Western religions and influences, and restore traditional beliefs. Today, rebels brutally murder Jacques Berthieu, one of five foreign missionaries and all Malagasy Christian religious officials who are also killed. Berthieu is tortured, castrated and shot. In 2012, he will be declared a Christian martyr and made a saint by Pope Benedict XVI.