Adolphus Ludigo-Mkasa

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Saint Adolphus Ludigo-Mkasa
Karoli Lwanga and his followers.jpg
Adolphus Ludigo-Mkasa and his companions
Born c. 1861
Toro, Uganda
Died June 3, 1886
Namugongo, Uganda
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 1920 by Pope Benedict XV
Canonized October 18, 1964 by Pope Paul VI
Major shrine Basilica Church of the Uganda Martyrs, Namugongo
Feast June 3
Patronage Farmers, herdsmen and hunters

Adolphus Ludigo-Mkasa, also known as Adolofu Mukasa Ludigo (c. 1861 – June 3, 1886), was a Ugandan Roman Catholic martyred for his faith. He was born in the kingdom of Toro in the western part of the country, and became a companion of Charles Lwanga at the court of King Mwanga II. He was one of many Christians put to death by the king between 1885 and 1887; his day of martyrdom, June 3, is remembered as the feast day of the Uganda Martyrs.

External links

  • Adolphus Ludigo-Mukasa bio
  • The Uganda Martyrs from the August 2008 issue of The Word Among Us magazine
  • Adolphus Ludigo-Mukasa's profile from

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