The martyrs of Uganda are a group of young men and teenage boys who died for the faith in what was then Buganda, between 1885 and 1887. The first martyr was an Anglican bishop, James Hannigan. The second was a Roman Catholic, Joseph Msaka Balikuddembe, who was murdered for protesting the bishop's death. In all there were 45 known martyrs, 22 Catholic and 23 Protestant. The Catholic martyrs were canonized in 1964, and are on the calendar as St. Charles Lwanga and Companions.
James Hannington and the Martyrs of Uganda
Anglican Bishop James Hannington, killed in 1885, was the first of the Ugandan martyrs. Short essay on him, and on the first native martyr, Joseph Mkasa Balikuddembe, a Roman Catholic. With Anglican prayers in traditional and contemporary language.
The Martyrs of Uganda
Essay on the 32 young men burned to death at Namugongo. With prayer in traditional and contemporary language.
St. Charles Lwanga and Companions
Essay on the Martyrs of Uganda.
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