Book of Saints – Matyrs of Uganda


(May 26) (19th century) Twenty-two natives of Uganda, converted to Christianity by the “White Fathers” of Algiers, and put to death on that account by Mwanga, King of the country, at various dates between the years 1885 and 1887. Thirteen of them were burned to death at the stake, and the rest executed in various ways. Pope Benedict XV declared them to be true Martyrs (A.D. 1920). Many other Christians were also called upon to give their lives for Christ, until the British occupation of the country put an end to the persecution.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Martyrs of Uganda”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 November 2014. Web. 29 July 2021. <>