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St. Charles Lwanga Ceramic Plaque

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Catalog Code: P163

Charles Lwanga Ceramic Plaque

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(Carlos, Carlo, Carl, Karl) [c. 1860-1886] and companions, protomartyrs of Uganda. Charles was one of more than thirty Catholics & Anglicans martyred by King Mwanga from 1885 to 1887. Charles was the leader of the king’s pages and tried to protect them from the rage and sexual appetites of the king. In a rage, the king condemned the Christian pages to death by fire, although some were dismembered. Charles is patron of youth & of Catholic Action. His feast is June 3.

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St. Charles Lwanga

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/03

Patron Of: African Catholic Youth Action, Catholic Youth, Converts, Torture Victims

Also known as
    Karoli Lwanga

    3 June

    Ngabi clan. Servant of King Mwanga of Uganda. Convert, joining the Church in June 1885. One of the Martyrs of Uganda who died in the Mwangan persecutions.

    1865 at Bulimu, Buganda, Uganda

    burned to death in 1886 at Namugongo, Uganda

    18 October 1964 by Pope Paul VI at Rome, Italy

    African Catholic Youth Action
    Catholic youth
    torture victims

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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