His Grace John B. Odama.

Category: Uganda Bishops Published: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 Written by Super User

His Grace John B. Odama.

His Grace John Baptist Odama was born on 20th June, 1947 at Riki-Oluko in Arua District. He was ordained priest on 14th December, 1974 at Rhino Camp Parish. On 15th March, 1996 His Holiness Pope John Paul II elected him the first Bishop of the newly created Diocese of Nebbi and on 26th May, 1996 he was consecrated at Nebbi Cathedral as the Bishop by His Eminence Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala.

The Holy Father, on 30th January 1999, appointed Bishop John Baptist Odama as the first Metropolitan Archbishop of the newly created Archdiocese of Gulu in the Gulu Ecclesiastical Province with Arua, Nebbi and Lira as suffragan dioceses. He was installed as the first Metropolitan Archbishop of Gulu On 10th April, 1999.

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