Who are The wiPolo Martyrs?

The wiPolo Martyrs, is a term loosely used to refer to Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa who were martyred in 1918 for their role in teaching the catholic faith in at Palamuku, present day Paimol, in the northern Uganda district of Agago district.

Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa are venerated across the word as shining examples of courage and bravery.

Pilgrims wait in cue to view the tomb of the Paimol martyrs

About Martyrs Shrine

wiPolo Martyrs Shrine is a pilgrimage destination located in Paimol, Agago district, Northern Uganda in commemoration of catechists Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa who were killed in 1918 for their role in preaching the “true religion” of Christianity.

Opened to the public in 2015, wiPolo Martyrs hosts more than thirty thousand (30,000) pilgrims yearly, the bulk of those coming for the annual October 20th celebrations on the day designated as the feast day of Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa.

A portrait photo of Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu

Archbishop John Baptist Odama

Archbishop Gulu Arcdiocese

portrait photo of Fr Edoardo Moerlin Visconti

Fr Edoardo Moerlin Visconti

Vice Rector