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MARTYRS OF UGANDA
(† 1885-87)

 

[The baptismal names of the martyrs are given in Latin. The Luganda equivalent of these names are enclosed in brackets.]
 

Karolus Lwanga, Matiya Kalemba, and 20 companions (canonization banner)

               

[1]          CAROLUS LWANGA, MATTHIAS KALEMBA,
                AND 20 COMPANION MARTYRS OF UGANDA

       

       
15 November 1885 in Mengo, Mpigi (Uganda)
 

Yosefu Mukasa Balikuddembe    1.        IOSEPHUS [YOSEFU] MUKASA BALIKUDDEMBE
               
layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1859-60 in Mawokota Co. (presently Mpigi Prov., Uganda)

 

25 May 1886 in Munyonyo, Mpigi (Uganda)
 

Denis Ssebuggwawo Wasswa    2.        DIONYSIUS [DENIS] SSEBUGGWAWO WASSWA
               
young layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1870 in Bulemezi Co. (presently Luwero Prov., Uganda)

 

26 May 1886 in Munyonyo, Mpigi (Uganda)

 

Ponsiano Ngondwe    3.        PONTIANUS [PONSIANO] NGONDWE
                layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1846-51 in Kyaggwe Co. (presently Mukono Prov., Uganda)
 

 

26 May 1886 in Ttaka Jiunge, Mpigi (Uganda)
 

Andrea Kaggwa    4.        ANDREAS [ANDEREA] KAGGWA
                layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1856 in Bugangadzi Co. (presently Kibale Prov., Uganda)

 

27 May 1886 in Nakivubo, Mpigi (Uganda)


Antanasio Bazzekuketta    5.        ATHANASIUS [ANTANANSIO] BAZZEKUKETTA
                young layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1866 in ?

 

27 May 1886 in Lubawo, Mpigi (Uganda)


Gonzaga Gonza    6.        GONZAGA GONZA
                layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1862 in Busoga Co. (presently Kamuli-Jinja Provs., Uganda)

 

30 May 1886 in Old Kampala, Mpigi (Uganda)

 

Matiya Kalemba Mulumba Wante    7.        MATTHIAS [MATIYA] KALEMBA MULUMBA WANTE
                layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda; married
                born: ca. 1836 in Busoga Co. (?) (presently Kamuli-Jinja Provs., Uganda)
 

 

31 May 1886 in Mityana, Mpigi (Uganda)


Nowa Mawaggali    8.        NOË [NOWA] MAWAGGALI
                layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1851 in Ssingo Co. (presently Kiboga-Mubende Provs., Uganda)

 

03 June 1886 in Namugongo, Mpigi (Uganda)
 

Karoli Lwanga    9.        CAROLUS [KAROLI] LWANGA
                layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1861 in Buddu Co. (?) (presently Masaka-Rakai Provs., Uganda)
    10.      LUCAS [LUKKA] BANABAKINTU
                layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1851-56 in Gomba Co. (presently Mpigi Prov., Uganda)
    11.      IACOBUS [YAKOBO] BUZABALIAWO
                layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1856-61 in  Mawokota (presently Mpigi Prov., Uganda)
    12.      AMBROSIUS [AMBROSIO] KIBUKA
                young layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1868 in Ssingo Co. (presently Kiboga-Mubende Provs., Uganda)
    13.      ANATOLIUS [ANATOLI] KIRIGGWAJJO
                young layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1866 in ?
    14.      ACHILLES [ACHILEO] KIWANUKA
                young layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1869 in  Ssingo Co. (presently Kiboga-Mubende Provs., Uganda)
    15.      MBAGA TUZINDE
                young layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1869-70 in Busiro Co. (presently Mpigi Prov., Uganda)
    16.      MUKASA KIRIWAWANVU
                layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1861-66 in Kyaggwe Co. (presently Mukono Prov., Uganda)
    17.      ADOLPHUS [ADOLOFU] MUKASA LUDIGO
                layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1861-62 in Toro-Mwenge Co. (presently Kabarole Prov., Uganda)
    18.      BRUNO SERUNKUMA
                layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1856 in Buddu Co. (presently Masaka-Rakai Provs., Uganda)
    19.      GYAVIRA MUSOKE
               
young layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1869 in Busiro Co. (presently Mpigi Prov., Uganda)
    20.      MUGAGGA LUBOWA
                young layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1869-70 in Mawokota Co. (presently Mpigi Prov., Uganda)
    21.      KIZITO
                child of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1872 in Bulemezi Co. (presently Luwero Prov., Uganda)
 

 

27 January 1887 between Mengo and Namierembe Hills, Mpigi (Uganda)
 

    22.      IOANNES MARIA [YOHANA MARIA] MUZEYI
                layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Uganda
                born: ca. 1851-56 in Buddu Co. (presently Masaka-Rakai Provs., Uganda)
               

                competent forum: Kampala

                CCS protocol number: 616

                type of cause: martyrdom

                   

                opening of diocesan inquiry:

                closing of diocesan inquiry:

                decree on writings:

                introduction of cause: 14 August 1912

                decree “non cultu”:

                opening of apostolic process:

                closing of apostolic process:

                decree on validity of informative and apostolic processes:

                antepreparatory congregation:

                preparatory congregation:

                general congregation: 

                promulgation of decree on martyrdom: 29 February 1920
                beatification: 06 June 1920

                    opening of diocesan inquiry on first miracle for canonization: 

                    closing of diocesan inquiry on first miracle for canonization: 

                    opening of diocesan inquiry on second miracle for canonization: 

                    closing of diocesan inquiry on second miracle for canonization: 

                    decree on validity of diocesan inquiry on miracles:

                    antepreparatory congregation on miracles:

                    preparatory congregation on miracles:

                    general congregation on miracles:

                    promulgation of decree on miracles:
                canonization: 18 October 1964

               
                information: Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine, P.O. Box 2055, Kampala, UGANDA

                website:
               
               

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