This basilica is dedicated to 22 young Christian congregants, brutally murdered between 1885 and 887 by Kabaka Mwanga for their allegiance to Christianity. They were beatified in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV and later canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964, and are the largest group of saints ever canonized by the Catholic Church.

Every 3rd of June, the Catholic Church and their counterparts of the Anglican persuasion flock this place from all over Africa, most of them by foot, to commemorate this day in honor of their Religious heroes. The basilica’s unique architecture of the African hut, makes this temple of worship a great tour destination.