Martyrs of Uganda

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Twenty-two (22) Ugandan converts martyred in the persecutions of King Mwanga. They are

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

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The African martyrs add another page to the Church’s roll of honor – an occasion both of mourning and of joy. These African martyrs herald the dawn of a new age. If only the mind of man might be directed not toward persecutions and religious conflicts but toward a rebirth of Christianity and civilization! Africa has been washed by the blood of these latest martyrs, and first of this new age (and, God willing, let them be the last, although such a holocaust is precious indeed). Africa is reborn free and independent. - from the homily at the canonization of Saint Charles Lwanga and companions by Pope Paul VI

MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of Uganda“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 August 2014. Web. 23 October 2014. <>