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Uganda Martyrs relics displayed in Poland

By Juliet Lukwago

Added 9th May 2016 10:37 PM

The Archbishop led a procession from Wawel Royal Castle to Basilica of St. Stanislaus in Krakow, Poland to celebrate mass

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Archbishop Lwanga leads a procession in Warsaw, Poland where he was invited to celebrate the Feast day of St Stanislaus - patron of Poland. Photo by Juliet Lukwago

The Archbishop led a procession from Wawel Royal Castle to Basilica of St. Stanislaus in Krakow, Poland to celebrate mass

 

Uganda has gone into the world records again as the relics of the Uganda Martyrs went on display for the first time in Krakow, Poland.

Archbishop Lwanga was invited by the Catholic Church in Poland to celebrate with them the Feast day of St Stanislaus - patron of Poland and the same time the Ascension Day, where Christians got a chance to see the relics of the Uganda Martyrs.  

The Archbishop led a procession from Wawel Royal Castle to Basilica of St. Stanislaus in Krakow, Poland to celebrate mass.

rchbishop wanga was accompanied by among other businessman mmanue atongole in suit Archbishop Lwanga was accompanied by among other, businessman Emmanue Katongole (in suit)

 

The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, also known as Ascension Thursday, Holy Thursday, or Ascension Day, commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven.

It is one of the ecumenical feasts on the Christian calendar, ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost.
Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter although Catholic Church have moved the observance to the following Sunday.

  procession of bishops and clergy A procession of bishops and clergy

 

 

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According to archives, the Catholic Church in Uganda saved the remains of Kalooli-Lwanga and Matia Mulumba.

Their bones were picked from where they were killed; Mulumba's body was eaten by wild animals, leaving behind some bones.

To give them identification Mapeera and his colleague Amans marked them, wrapped them put them in safe custody.

Archbishop Lwanga was accompanied by 10 Ugandans, including businessman Emmanuel Katongole and his wife and three seminarians studying in Poland.

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