More than 2 500 pilgrims

Pilgrims walk 350 Kilometres to the 2015 Uganda Martyrs’ Day

More than 2 500 pilgrims from different corners of Africa have confirmed participation at the Uganda Martyrs’ Day which is held every year at the Namugongo Shrine on 3 June.

Christians from countries such as Tanzania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya, Congo DR and Malawi are among the pilgrims who have confirmed participation.  Tanzania has around 2 000 people registered to take part in this year’s pilgrimage to Namugongo.  Tanzania’s Diocese of Shinyanga alone has 1 100 people who are heading to Uganda for the Martyrs’ Day celebrations.