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Pictorial: The Munyonyo-Kampala Martyrs Walk and Run

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On Saturday, Rt. Rev. Robert Muhiirwa, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Portal, flagged off the pilgrims from Uganda Martyrs Minor Basilica in Munyonyo. The Minister for Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities Tom Butime was among the pilgrims.
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Bishop Robert Muhiirwa leads pilgrims in the walk and run outside Munyonyo martyrs shrine and minor basilica
Pilgrims walked and run distances of 5 kilometers and 10 kilometers on Saturday from Munyonyo to Old Kampala ahead of the June 3rd Martyrs Day celebrations.  On June 3rd, 2022, Christians in Uganda and the rest of the world remember the 45 young men and boys who were killed on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga when they refused to renounce their faith upon conversion to Christianity between 1885 and 1886.

On Saturday, Rt. Rev. Robert Muhiirwa, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Portal,  flagged off the pilgrims from Uganda Martyrs Minor Basilica in Munyonyo.  The Minister for Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities Tom Butime was among the pilgrims.

Pilgrims were able to run or walk to the various spots where the martyrs were killed starting with Munyonyo and Kyamula where  St. Denis Ssebugwawo, St. Andrew Kaggwa, and Ponsiano Ngondwe were killed, then  St. Balikuddembe market alias Owino market where St. Yosefu Balikuddembe, the first martyr was beheaded and finally to Old Kampala where  Matia Mulumba Kalemba was killed.

Fort Portal Catholic Diocese is coordinating and leading this year's celebration under the theme "Baptised and sent to witness Christ with Love and Hope." Uganda Radio Network brings you pictures from the walk and runs of faith.