Pope Francis Honors Ugandan Martyrs

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Pope Francis visited a shrine dedicated to 45 Anglicans and Catholics killed between 1885 and 1887, known as the Ugandan martyrs. A local king ordered the group, which included 22 Catholics, killed in an attempt to stop the growing influence of Christianity. Pope Paul VI canonized the Catholics in 1964.

Christopher Lamb, DeSales Media’s special correspondent for Pope Francis’s trip to Africa, recorded some of the event at the shrine.