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St. Charles Lwanga and Companions: Martyrs and Patron Saints of Child Protection

St. Charles Lwanga (top center, in front of the two European missionaries) and his companions, 19 of whom would be martyred with him eight months later, pose for a group photo in October 1885.

COMMENTARY: The liturgical memorial of the Ugandan martyrs is a fitting reminder to recommit to the Catholic Church’s fight against sexual predation against the young and vulnerable.