Okopy, Podlaskie Voivodeship

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Okopy
Village
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Sokółka
Gmina Suchowola

Okopy [ɔˈkɔpɨ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Suchowola, within Sokółka County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland.[1]

History[edit]

Jerzy Popiełuszko[edit]

Jerzy Popiełuszko was a Roman Catholic priest from Poland, associated with the Solidarity union. He was murdered by three agents of the Polish communist internal intelligence agency, the Służba Bezpieczeństwa, (English: Security Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs) who were shortly thereafter tried and convicted of the murder. He has been recognized as a martyr by the Catholic Church, and was beatified on June 6, 2010.[2] He was born in Okopy on September 14, 1947

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Coordinates: 53°35′16″N 23°09′07″E / 53.5878°N 23.1519°E / 53.5878; 23.1519