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 Processus martyrum de Mombassa
(1,467 words)

Inquiry into the martyrs of Mombasa

Mombasa Martyrs

Date: 1627-36

Original Language: Italian


In August 1631, the king of Mombasa led an uprising against the Portuguese, resulting in the death of the governor and several hundred Christians, who were considered martyrs. An enquiry (Processus) into the events leading up to these martyrdoms and to begin the process towards their canonisation was conducted in Goa from August 1632 to January 1633. The records do…

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Mombo, Esther, “ Processus martyrum de Mombassa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>

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