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 Diocesan Youth Rally Day- 2018 in pictorial

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 Some of the DPC members during a discussion
 Diocesan Youth leaders, animators & Chaplains for training at St. Daniel Comboni Youth Center
Diocesan Youth Rally Day- 2018 in Pictorial

Mourners from within and out of Arua Diocese turned up to attend the burial of the Headteacher; late Bro. Geoffrey Amabo of St. Kizito Primary School-Ombaci.

Mourners commended the late Brother Geoffrey Amabo for his leadership skills.

Rt. Rev. Sabino Ocan Odoki the Bishop of Arua Diocese in his homily at the funeral Mass urged Christians to practice true love to one another while still alive on earth.


At the beginning of 2018, Arua Dioceseinitiated a professional approach to advance its desired future of evangelization and charity for all, by adopting astrategic plan (2018-2021). The strategic planning process commenced with a four-day retreatof the Diocesan Administration, Heads of Departments and Consultors who laid the framework for thestrategic plan.


Sponsorship for some refugees living in Arua District, is helping them regain hope through attaining the non-formal practical skill training as one way to restore their lost hope.

Students who are pursuing practical skill training in mechanics from St. Joseph Technical School Ediofe say the training will help them in various ways.


Rt. Rev. Sabino Ocan Odoki will ordain six deacons to the priesthood on 28 July, 2018 at Moyo Catholic Parish. Deacons Emmanuel Drici, William Andima, Edward Eguma, Francis Xavier Ukuni and James Sibira Ayoma James will receive the Sacrament of Holy Order. Alongside the six diocesan priests to be ordained will also be a Comboni missionary, Rev.


Enormous numbers of Christians thronged Oriajini Parish to celebrate the third Sunday of Easter Mass Rt. Rev. Sabino Ocan Odoki, Bishop of Arua Diocese on April 15, 2018.

During Mass, the Bishop confirmed 95 youths from the Oriajini Parish. He called upon the Christians to embrace unity, love and hard work so as to develop socially, economically and spiritually.


Hundreds of Young Christian Students in Arua Diocese gathered at St. Daniel Comboni Youth Centre to commemorate their annual rally Day.

The celebration that was held on July 7, 2018 started with marching by the students and their animators around Arua town.

In his remarks, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Arua, Msgr. Primus Asega who was the Main Celebrant;   challenged the youths to grow in sacramental life.


The Rt. Rev Sabino Ocan Odoki, Bishop of Arua Diocese has called the youth to be agents of positive change in their communities.

The Bishop said this in his homily during the Diocesan Young Catholic Students (YCS) Rally Day celebrations at Ediofe Cathedral. He also urged the youth to follow in the footsteps of the Diocesan chaplain Fr. Kizito Yandu in promoting Youth Apostolate.


Christians of Arua Diocese have been cautioned to stop witchcraft and mob justice with immediate effect.

The above message was delivered by the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) which took place from 28th May to 1st June 2018 at Christus Centre.

Bishop Sabino Odoki announced plans to launch a campaign to fight the practice of witchcraft among Christians.


“Embrace integrity, transparency accountability team work spirituality, love, forgiveness and justice and execute your daily work in the ministry of Christ.”

Arua Diocese Heads of Departments who included the Bishop, Chancellor, Episcopal Vicars, various office holders and leaders who help the Bishop in administration, came up with the above advice for the Catholic leaders and community of Arua Diocese.