In Pictures: Martyrs Day Celebrations

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Millions of pilgrims converged at both the Anglican and Catholic Shrines in commemoration of the 46 Christian Martyrs that were killed by Mukajanga, the chief executioner of Buganda Kingdom on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda. The atmosphere was full of jubilation. URN brings you pictures of  the commemorations.

 

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Pilgrims inside the Catholic Shrine
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Hundreds of Pilgrims line up to gain access into the Catholic Shrine
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Marine Police was deployed at the Catholic Shrine
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Pilgrims receive Holy Communion
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Pilgrims start their journeys back home
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President Museveni and the First Lady pose for a picture with the Archbishops at the Catholic Shrine
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Mr and Mrs Museveni interact with Archbishop Lwanga
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Mr and Mrs Museveni arrive for the Martyrs Day Service at the Catholic Shrine
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Rt. Reverend Emmanuel Otto males his way to the altar
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Government Officials were among the celebrants at the Shrine
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The words of God being delivered by members of Tororo Archdiocese
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The Archbishops procession to the altar
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Millions attended the service
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Tororo Archdiocese present gifts of thanksgiving
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Tororo Archdiocese entertains pilgrims during the service
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Vice President Edward Ssekandi, Chief Justice Bart Katureebe and Deputy Cheif Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo wait for the arrival of President Museveni
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