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Welcome to the official website of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu in Nigeria. You will find necessary information about our diocese and her apostolates as a Local Church. The Primary Menu above provides you with different links to different functions and locations.

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Pastoral Visit Schedules

Most weekends of the year, the bishop travels to parishes and institutions to oversee the people of God under his pastoral care. It is a wonderful time to have a one-on-one interaction with the bishop and be inspired in the mutual work of bearing witness to Christ.

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Health Services

Orlu diocese is actively involved in providing affordable health care services to our population. There are a number of hospitals across the different regions of the diocese where you will receive a good medical attention that is affordable.

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Diocesan News and Updates

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On August 17, fourteen deacons of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu were ordained priests at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Orlu by His Lorship, Most Rev. Mark O'Toole (Catholic Bishop of Plymouth Diocese, England, UK) in a Holy Mass Concelebrated by Bishop Augustine Ukwuuoma, the Bishop of Orlu and Bishop Gregory Ochiagha, Bishop Emeritus of Orlu. DETAILS COMING SHORTLY... ... See MoreSee Less

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On August 10, 2019, at Holy Ghost Novitiate Chapel Awomamma, Imo State Nigeria, amidst eight Spiritans and one member of the Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy Congregation were raised to the clerical order of the DIACONATE. Nine other Deacons of the Spiritans were also ordained priests, all by the hands of His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Augustine T. Ukwuoma the Bishop of Orlu Catholic Diocese. ... See MoreSee Less

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On August 15, 2019, The Catholic Bishop of Orlu ordained Frs Uju Mark, Basil Obieje and Christian Onyema at St. Joseph Parish Obibi for the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Congregation. ... See MoreSee Less

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The month of August is loaded with events in the diocese. Updates coming soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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ORLU DIOCESAN PRIEST WINS THE GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR AWARD IN NIGERIA 2019

On Saturday 13th July, 2019 history was made at Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON CENTER) Marina, Lagos as Rev. Fr. Johnbosco Obika received the award of the Gospel Song of the Year in Nigeria in a top notch event organized by Catholic Liturgical and Gospel Music Awards (CLGMA www.clgmawards.com). Fr. Johnbosco Obika who doubles as the Parish Priest of St. Patrick Parish Umuaghobe, Isiekenesi and the Director of ICT in the diocese is a member of the Diocesan Liturgical Music Commission. The award aims at raising gospel music ministers in the church, and recognizing men and women who have made great inputs in the development of Catholic Liturgical and Gospel Music in Nigeria, also recognized and inducted Mrs. Dorothy Ipere of St. Andrew Parish Urualla in the Music Hall of Fame. This is the link to the song www.worshipcultureradio.com/idirim-mma-by-rev-fr-johnbosco-obika/
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As the Holy Father Pope Francis has called on the Church to go out in the peripheries, bearing witness to Christ in everyday life, the Local Church of Orlu is committed to this primary task of the Church in the world. We do this through various pastoral initiatives and apostolates. There are equally numerous projects through which we impact lives and society where we live. Your prayers and donations could help us in carrying out the mission.