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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The funeral of Late Msgr. Emmanuel C. Nwosu will be holding on July 20, 2020. Funeral mass at 10am at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Orlu.

We appreciate your desire as colleagues, Co-formators, Contemporaries, Students, Friends, Wells wishers e.t.c to mourn with us on that funeral day of our beloved brother as slated above. But the circumstances of the time (Covid 19 pandemic) will definitely make us to limit the number of people that will be in attendance. Sequel to this, the funeral attendance of Late Msgr. Emmanuel C. Nwosu will be STRICTLY ON INVITATION. This will enable us to observe precautionary measures and stay safe.

While relying on your cooperation and prayerful wishes, remain blessed.
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We regret to announce the demise of Msgr. Emmanuel C. Nwosu who slept in the Lord on Sunday July 5, 2020. Pray for his peaceful repose. Funeral arrangements will be communicated later. ... See MoreSee Less

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July 1st: Imo State Covid 19 Task Force takes sensitization program to the Catholic Diocese of Orlu. Meets with the Bishop and Priests at Sacred Heart Pastoral Center, urges them to partner in the effort to curb the menace of Corona Virus. ... See MoreSee Less

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New Apostolic Nuncio appointed
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 01:01

Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Brian Udaigwe, Titular Archbishop of Suelli as the new Apostolic Nuncio to the Apostolic Nunciature in Sri Lanka, the Catholic Church announced yesterday.
Media Spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka Rev. Fr.W.N. Lal Pushpadewa Fernando OMI said Monsignor Udaigwe will succeed Archbishop Pierre Nguyen Van Tot, Apostolic Nuncio, who completed his term as the Ambassador of the Vatican to Sri Lanka.
“Monsignor Udaigwe was ordained a priest on May 2, 1992 and was incardinated to Orlu, Nigeria. He holds a degree in Canon Law and entered the diplomatic service in 1994. He has since then served in the Apostolic Nunciature in Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Haiti, Bulgaria, Thailand and Great Britain. He was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Benin on 08th April 2013 and to Togo on 16th July 2013, where he serves to date. Monsignor Udaigwe is proficient in English, Italian, French and Spanish.
“The Apostolic Nunciature to Sri Lanka is an ecclesiastical office of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka with the rank of Ambassador. Nuncio serves as the Ambassador of the Pope as Head of State of the Vatican City and is an emissary between the Catholic hierarchy in Sri Lanka and the Pope as Head of the Catholic Church.
“We wish God’s grace and abundant blessings to Monsignor Udaigwe as he assumes office as the Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka and offer our continued prayers and support in his new ministry for the Church,” the press release from the Catholic Church added.
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Happy Twelfth Episcopal Anniversary to His Lordship Most Rev. Augustine T. Ukwuoma, Catholic Bishop of Orlu. Consecrated and installed Bishop of Orlu on June 21, 2008. ... See MoreSee Less

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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.