Friday, June 3, 2022

DAP DAT Inspiration 6422

22 Martyrs of Uganda 

A bronze, bas-relief of the 22 Catholic Martyrs of Uganda, gifted to Presentation College, Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. It was given in 1960 to the Christian brothers who founded Presentation College. Photo by Sean Crepin

The Uganda Martyrs are a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda, now part of Uganda, who were executed between 31 January 1885 and 27 January 1887. They were killed on orders of Mwanga II, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda.

22 of the Catholic martyrs were canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964. They are commemorated on June 3rd.

St. Kizito being baptised by St. Charles Lwanga at Munyonyo, who was just 25 when he was murdered.

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