Churches Rush For Relics Of Ugandan Martyrs Top story

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A Vatican depiction of Daudi Okelo, born in 1902 and Jildo Irwa, born in 1906 who were both martyred on October 18, 1918 in present day Agago district. Vatican Photo

A Vatican depiction of Daudi Okelo, born in 1902 and Jildo Irwa, born in 1906 who were both martyred on October 18, 1918 in present day Agago district. Login to license this image from 1$.

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Catholic churches across the world are making requests for the relics of two Ugandan martyrs, Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa, who were killed in Northern Uganda in October 1918. Father Joseph Okumu, the rector of Wipolo Martyrs Shrine in Agago district, where the two martyrs were speared to death says this year alone, he has received requests from churches in Romania, Brazil, Argentina, United States, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Tanzania among others.

 

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