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

Communiqué of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), September 2022

The Partner Newspaper THE THRESHOLD OF A NEW DAWN IN NIGERIA A Communiqué issued at the end...

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PUBLIC NOTICE

FR. CHRISTOPHER FOSUDO

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BISHOP ADESINA AND OTHER BISHOPS COMPLETE 2022 SEMINAR IN ROME

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo The Holy See through the dicastery of the Evangelization of people organizes...

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POPE FRANCIS BEATIFIES ONE OF HIS PREDECESSORS, WHO SERVED ONLY 33DAYS AS A POPE

By Francis Agada and Delphine U. Isong Pope Francis on Sunday 4th of September, 2022 at...

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Monthly Bulletin /Circular September, 2022 /038

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

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“ARISE FROM YOUR SLUMBER”!!! BISHOP ADESINA ADMONISHES THE DIOCESAN YOUTHS AT CONVENTION.

By Sokoya Anthonia The Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria, Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode had her Diocesan...

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RELIGIOUS LEADERS SHOULD SPEAK AGAINST INSECURITY: MR. OKEDINA J. CHALLENGES

By Delphine Umoh Isong and Francis Agada In   a Radio conversation program organized by the Catholic...

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DAPO ABIODUN MOURNS AS OLATUNJI AYANLAJA S.A.N. WAS LAID TO REST

By Rev. Fr. Henry Obiagbalasi With deep sorrow, and yet in thanksgiving to God for the...

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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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