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Arua Diocese Synod Updates & Iinformations

Road Map for the Diocesan Consultation of the Synod of Bishops

1. 4 November, 2021: Induction on the Consultation Process
2. November 2021 to February 2022: Consultation with the People
3. 1 March, 2022: Submission of Consultation Reports
4. 14 -18 March, 2022: Diocesan Pastoral Council
5. 19 March, 2022: Closure of the Diocesan Discernment.

5th Diocesan Synod Implementation

The road map for the implementation of the 5th Diocesan Synod of Arua Diocese has been drawn effective January, 2022. There will be training of trainers (TOT) lasting for three days in the four vicariates of Arua Diocese. Home visits will be prepared with catechesis. Pastoral Coordinator of Arua Diocese, Rev. Fr. James Edema, is the Chairman of 5th Diocesan Synod Implementation Committee.

Bishop Sabino constitutes a team for Synodal Consultations

Following the call of the Holy Father, His Holiness Pope Francis, to constitute a Diocesan Team for consultations in preparation for the XVI Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, Rt. Rev. Sabino Ocan Odoki, the Bishop of Arua Diocese has constituted a 24-member team for consultations at the Diocesan level. The Pastoral Coordinator of Arua Diocese, Rev. Fr. James Edema, has been appointed as the Chairman of the team. The Chairman will act as a point of reference and link with Uganda Episcopal Conference, and also mobilize other members of the team to accompany all the stages of the consultation process in the Diocese of Arua.


The theme for the XVI Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops is “For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission.” This synod on the synodal nature of the Church will run from October 2021 to October 2023.

The Table shows the past Synod Activities.

YearTitleDescriptionDownload Link
2022 Fifth Diocesan Synod............Download the Pdf
2005 Fourth Diocesan SynodFinal Report and Five Year Pastoral PlanDownload the Pdf
1999 Third Diocesan SynodOur Call to Forgiveness and ReconciliationDownload the Pdf
1994 Second Diocesan Synod........Download the Pdf
1991 First Diocesan Synod A Local Church Living Committed to ChristDownload the Pdf