By Watchdog reporter
Hoima Diocese bishop Vicent Kirabo has said Catholic Church needs sh500 million to organize this year’s Uganda martyrs day on 3 June.
Last year, an organising committee for the next Uganda Martyrs Day on 3 June, 2017 was appointed by Bishop Kirabo.
According to the Bishop, the organizing committee needs shs500 million to be able to fully facilitate the celebrations.
The annual day commemorates the heroic faith of the 45 Martyrs Catholic and Anglican who were burnt to death on the orders of the then king of Buganda between 1885 and 1887. The twenty-two Catholic Martyrs among them were beatified on 6 June, 1920 by Pope Benedict XV. They were declared saints on 18 October 1964 by Pope Paul VI.
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