Thirty-Two Young Men Burned Alive

“He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death” (Rev. 2:11 NKJV). ON THIS DAY, June 3, in the year 1886, in Buganda (now Uganda), Africa, 32 boys and young men, pages to the royal court, were burned alive as Christian Martyrs. Both Protestants and Catholics—who sent their respective missionaries to the interior of Africa late in the 19th century—had seemed relatively welcome in Buganda, and they saw a number of conversions under their expanding ministries. But real trouble developed when a new ruler, King Mwanga II, a pagan, ascended to the throne. He was a wicked man, perverted, … Continue reading “Thirty-Two Young Men Burned Alive”