St. Charles Lwanga and Companions

St. Charles Lwanga and CompanionsSt. Charles Lwanga and Companions

The nineteenth century martyrs of Uganda were the first modern black Catholic martyrs of Africa. St. Charles Lwanga first learned of Christ from two members of the court of an African chief named Mawulungungu. Charles became a catechumen (one actively preparing for baptism); soon after this, he entered the royal court of King Mwanga of Uganda, where he served as an assistant to Joseph Mukaso, head of the royal pages (errand boys).

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