Established in 1860 by Fr Raphael of Livorno, St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Uttar Pradesh
, situated in the civil lines of Gorakhpur
. It was erected under the initiation of the Catholic troops inhabited here during 1850's. Blessed and opened by Bishop Hartmann, this Catholic Church is dedicated to St Joseph.
Gorakhpur is situated about 245 km west of the state capital, Lucknow. It is well connected to nearby cities and towns by road. Gorakhpur Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station. Varanasi Airport serves this area.