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Holy Father: Pope Francis I;
Local Ordinary: Archbishop John Baptist Odama 

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Welcome to the Archdiocese of Gulu. Welcome to the Website of the Archdiocese of Gulu - Uganda. The Archdiocese of Gulu is located in Northern Uganda, and covers the three civil administrative districts of Gulu, Kitgum and Pader. It spans an area of about 27,946 sq km with a population of about 1,400,000 people.




The Archdiocese of Gulu has twenty three parishes in two Vicariates, with each vicariate comprising of two deaneries. For the list of parishes and parish priest, click on the link below


Justice and Peace

The quest for peace has a prominent place in the ministry of the Archdiocese of Gulu, given that peace has eluded the people in Northern Uganda for more than two decades. The humanitarian crisis that has resulted continues to challenge the pastoral ministry of the Archdiocese. In a special way, the Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese, together with CARITAS Gulu coordinate the efforts of the Archdiocese in search for peace. The Monthly Justice and Peace Newsletters provide a constant update on peace in the region.

Read the JPC Newsletters





The generous response of young men and women to service of God and His people is the foundation of the Church Ministry. The Archdiocese of Gulu is blessed with Vocations to the priesthood, religious life and lay ministry of the Catechists.

Vocation to Priesthood

Religious Communities

The Archdiocese of Gulu is served by both the Diocesan Clergy and Religious communities in meeting the pastoral needs of the people in northern Uganda. For more information on the religious communities Religious


Causes of Saints

Blessed Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa

The Archdiocese of Gulu has been blessed with many witnesses to the faith. In a special way, it has been honored by the Beatification of two of our Martyrs: Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa. These two natives of the Archdiocese of Gulu add the number of the martyrs of Uganda to twenty four. More 


Cause for Beatification of Bishop Angelo Negri

The Archdiocese of Gulu, on February 25th, 2007, opened the cause for the Beatification of Bishop Angelo Negri, founder of the Religious Congregation of the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu (LSMIG)



News Updates


An imposter has created a facebook account in the name of Archbishop-Odama John Baptist. His Grace has no facebook account and has no intention of creating one in his name

Msgr. Vincent Ojok - New Parish Priest, Christ the King Parish, Kitgum

Venansio Okidi - Parish Priest of Namukora Parish


Archbishop Odama awarded World Vision International Peace Price (Sept 19, 2012)


New Episcopal Vicar for Kitgum Vicariate

Campaign against Domestic Violence

Memory, Truth and Justice Seminar

New Book: Fr. Paul Rom

Response to USA troop deployment to LRA affected regions (ARLPI)