By; News room
Hundreds of faithful have taken pilgrimage at Wipolo martyr’s shrine in Paimol Sub County in Agago district to celebrate the lives of two catechists Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa were speared to death on October 20th 1918 for preaching against slavery that was perpetuated by the Arab agents.
The two catechists now blessed were beautified by Pope John Paul II on 20th October 2002, paving their way to canonisation. Over 2,000 pilgrims from Gulu Archdiocese and neighbouring countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Kenya have attended today’s pilgrimage.
Meanwhile the rector of Wipolo Martyrs Shrine in Agago Father Joseph Okumu says Catholic churches across the world are in competition to host the relics of two Ugandan beatified catechists.
They want to keep portions of the relics within their auditorium to inspire, encourage and motivate Christians to remain steadfast in their faith amidst suffering and human challenges. Some of those already on the program to host the relics are from Romania, Brazil, Argentina, United States, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Tanzania among others.