Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine

The Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine is a Roman Catholic Shrine dedicated to the Ugandan martyrs. It is located at Munyonyo, Kampala in central Uganda. It is located approximately 13 Kilometers (8.1 miles) south of Kampala city.

It was at Munyonyo where the then King Mwanga took the fateful decision to begin putting Christians to death. The blood of Uganda’s martyrs was shed on the soil around Munyonyo. The first three Christians to render their lives for Christ’s sake after the king’s decision did so on May 26th/may/1886. The Uganda martyrs’ shrine in Namugongo is a thanksgiving monument for their canonization. It is a breath taking monument that is worth visiting and getting to know about the early faith of these young Ugandan believers.

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