Diocese of

Orlu

Nigeria Nigeria

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Orlu / Orluan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Owerri

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2008.03.25 – ...):Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma (70)Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma (70)
Auxiliary Bishop (2024.01.05 – ...):Bishop Thomas Ifeanyichukwu Obiatuegwu (58)Bishop Thomas Ifeanyichukwu Obiatuegwu (58)

Titular Bishop of Horrea CΕ“lia

Ordinaries

Bishops of Orlu (Roman Rite)

Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma (70)Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma (70)
(2008.03.25 – ...)

Bishop of Orlu (Nigeria)

Diligere sicut dilexit Christus

Born:1953.08.29 (Amucha, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1983.07.30
Consecrated Bishop:2008.06.21

Priest of Orlu (Nigeria) (1983.07.30 – 2008.03.25)

Bishop of Orlu (Nigeria) (2008.03.25 – ...)

Bishop Gregory Obinna Ochiagha
(1980.11.29 – 2008.03.25)

Born:1931.08.31 (Ibeme, Nigeria)
Ordained Priest:1960.07.31
Consecrated Bishop:1981.01.06
Died:2020.12.29 (Enugu, Nigeria † 89)

Bishop of Orlu (Nigeria) (1980.11.29 – 2008.03.25)

Special Churches

Nnewi (↑), Okigwe (β†’), Owerri (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 929 kmΒ²

Population: 1,268,950 Catholics (68.5% of 1,852,175 total)

Pastoral Centres: 195 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 305 priests (291 diocesan, 14 religious), 181 religious (15 brothers, 166 sisters), 115 seminarians

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