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St. Charles Lwanga and Companions - Martyrs

Luwanga St Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

 Take time to read about Charles Lwanga and companions martyred by King Mwanga of what is now Uganda. Lwanga and 21 other catechumens, catechists and converts to Catholicism were caught in a socio-political crossfire of colonial powers and African tribal rivalries in the late 1800's. The first martyr was an Anglican bishop, but Lwanga and other young mens' martyrdom soon followed, both for their refusal to abandon their Christian faith and according to many sources, the young king's sexual advances.