Uganda’s Witness

Posted June 3, 2019 11:04 pm by Catholic Insight

Uganda’s Witness

The memorial of Charles Llwanga and his companion martyrs, put to death in Uganda between 1885 and 1887, has complex undertones: the conquest of Africa in the midst of the ‘scramble’ by various European powers; the struggle for converts amongst Catholicism, Anglicanism and Islam; and the interior intrigues for power within the tribal hegemony of Uganda itself.
Tradition has it that the principal cause of the martyrdoms, the victims horrifically burnt alive, was that these Christians, Catholics and Anglicans, refused to submit to the homosexual lust of the king, Mwanga II. There are any number of revisionist theories, which a brief

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