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Feastday: June 3

Patron of Clerks, the press, journalists and writers

Birth: 1869

Death: 1886


One of the Martyrs of Uganda, with Charles Lwanga. Achilleus served King Mwanga of Uganda. A convert to the faith who was taught by the White Fathers, Achilleus was martyred in June 1886--he was burned alive with his companions. These martyrs were canonized in 1964.


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