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Ugandan martyrs' feast drew 500,000 pilgrims

June 30, 2010

A staggering 500,000 African Catholics joined in a pilgrimage to northeastern Uganda for the feast day of St. Charles Lwanga and his companions earlier this month, the Catholic News Agency reports. The feast day of the 19th-century martyrs drew pilgrims from Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as Uganda itself.

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