Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine
The Catholic Church of the Namugongo Martyrs is built on the site where one of the Catholic martyrs, Charles Lwanga was burnt to death. His execution was part of a larger religious persecution of Christians during the reign of Kabaka Mwanga between 1885 and 1887. 22 Catholics are known to have been killed during this time have been canonised.
The Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine is part of our Martyrs and Kings Tour.