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Saint Kizito
Karoli Lwanga and his followers.jpg
Kizito and his companions
Martyr
Born 1872, Buganda, Uganda
Died June 3, 1886, 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
Feast June 3
Patronage Children, primary schools

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 burned alive in 1886. He was canonized on 18 October 1964 by Pope Paul VI at Rome. His feast day is on June 3.

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