Saint Kizito

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Saint Kizito
Born 1872
Buganda, Uganda
Died June 3, 1886 1886 (aged 13–14)
Namugongo, Uganda
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 1920 by Pope Benedict XV
Canonized October 18, 1964 by Pope Paul VI
Major shrine Basilica Church of the Uganda Martyrs, Namugongo, Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine
Feast June 3
Patronage Children, primary schools
St. Kizito being baptised by St. Charles Lwanga at Munyonyo – Stained glass at Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine

Saint Kizito (1872 – June 3, 1886) was one of the Martyrs of Uganda. The youngest martyr slain by the King Mwanga II of Buganda. He was baptized on 25/26 May 1886, by Charles Lwanga (the leader of Uganda’s Christian community) at Munyonyo, burned alive on 3 June 1886 in Namugongo. He was canonized on 18 October 1964 by Pope Paul VI at Rome. His feast day is on June 3.

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