A BRIEF HISTORY OF ORLU DIOCESE
The Appointmenet of our first Bishop
Creation of Zones
OUTLINE CHART OF THE DIOCESE OF ORLU.
The Advent of the First Missionaries 1910 The First Resident Priest 1936 (Akokwa) Raised to the statues of Deanery May 1966 The First Dean Rev. Fr. Lawrence Doyle, C.S.S.P. Created a Diocese November 29, 1980 Inaugurated February 15, 1981 The First Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Gregory O Ochiagha The Second Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Augustine Ukwuoma Patron of the Diocese Most Holy Trinity Total Population 1,325,115 No. of Catholics 1,000,000 No. of Parishes 168 No. of Chaplaincies 5 No. of Stations 283 No. of Diocesan Priests 429 No. of Religious Priests 17 No. of Religious Brothers 5 No. of Religious Sisters 119 No. of Major Seminarians 170 No. of Minor Seminarians 691 No. of Catechists 400