Our Bishop

His Lordship, Most Rev. Francis Obafemi Adesina

Local Ordinary

Late Most Rev. (Dr.) Albert Ayinde Fasina

Bishop Emeritus

About Us

catholic diocese Of ijebu ode

The history of Ijebu-Ode Diocese which was created on the 29th May, 1969, with Bishop Anthony Sanusi as its first Bishop, dates back to 1864 when Rev. Fr. Francis Borghero SMA celebrated the first Holy Mass in Itasin-Imobi. The Diocese was excised from Lagos Archdiocese and is now one of the two suffragan Dioceses of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lagos. It was the Society of African Mission (SMA) Fathers, (the French, the German, the Dutch and the Irish) who started primary Evangelisation.

The Diocese has parishes and quasi parishes, and covers nine Local Government Areas, namely: Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu-East, Ijebu-North, Ogun Waterside, Odogbolu, Sagamu, Remo- North, Ikenne and Ijebu North-East. The six secondary schools and the forty-six primary schools owned by the Church had been taken over by the government without compensation, leaving the Diocese with seven private Nursery/Primary Schools and four private Secondary Schools. The Diocese has two hospitals and some Primary Health Centres.

Recent Updates

Activities from within and outside the Catholic diocese of Ijebu-Ode

BE PREPARED TO ENGAGE IN INTELLECTUAL DISCUSSION! BISHOP KUKAH TELLS PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS

By Anthony Adetayo The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah said in an...

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Monthly Bulletin /Circular AUGUST, 2022 /037

TO ALL PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS AND THE LAY FAITHFUL IN THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF IJEBU-ODE. Dear Brothers...

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IJEBU-ODE CATHOLIC DIOCESE PRAYS FOR OWO VICTIMS

To: All Priests, Religious and Lay faithful Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode Dear friends in Christ, ATTACK ON ST. FRANCIS...

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IJEBU-ODE DIOCESE COMPLETES FIRST MEMORIAL ACTIVITIES FOR LATE BISHOP ALBERT AYINDE FASINA

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo Instead of focusing on life as it will be without your loved...

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BISHOP ADESINA MEETS FINAL YEAR STUDENTS OF ALL DIOCESAN CATHOLIC COLLEGES

Fr. Anthony Adetayo It is customary that the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode would...

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“MSGR. AYANKOYA WAS TAKEN TO A PLACE TO PRAY OVER US”… Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo The Funeral Mass for Late Msgr. Gabriel Ayankoya took place on 10th...

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MSGR. GABRIEL KOLE AYANKOYA DIES AS DIVINELY PLANNED…Bishop Adesina

By Rev. Fr. Henry Obiagbalasi The Catholic Diocese of Ijebu mourns the departure of a great...

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PRESS RELEASE BY BISHOP ADESINA

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VICE PRESIDENT VISITS AS COMMISERATIONS RAIN INTO OWO TOWN

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo Following the barbaric attack on the worshippers at St. Francis Xavier Catholic...

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ONDO DIOCESE MOURNS THE LOSS OF PARISHIONERS ON PENTECOST DAY

By Rev. Fr. Anthony Adetayo On the Day of Pentecost the Christian Church celebrates the gift...

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Monthly Bulletin /Circular JUNE, 2022 /035

TO ALL PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS AND THE LAY FAITHFUL IN THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF IJEBU-ODE. Dear Brothers...

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IJEBU-ODE PRESBYTERAL COUNCIL VOTES NEW EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

By Rev. Fr. Anthony Adetayo At the expiration of the three-year tenure of the Fr. Albert...

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“ACCELERATE THE GROWTH OF THE COMMISSION”… BISHOP ADESINA TELLS PATRONS AND PATRONESSES OF THE SOCIAL COMMUINICATIONS COMMISSION

By Rev. Fr. Anthony Adetayo At the inaugural Diocesan Communications Summit that was held at St....

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