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.

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

” The Awujale told me to hold my Bible very well …” Orimolusi told Bishop Adesina

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo The 16th day of May was unique as the Bishop of...

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Monthly Bulletin /Circular MAY, 2022 /034

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

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BISHOP ADESINA’S MESSAGE TO MUSLIMS IN IJEBU ODE DIOCESE FOR THE CELEBRATION OF EID-UL-FITR

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EID-UL-FITR’S MESSAGE OF BISHOP FRANCIS ADESINA

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“THIS THIRD IS SIGNIFICANT TO ME”…BISHOP FRANCIS REMARKS AS HE TURNS THREE

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo Every 25th day of April is unique in the Catholic Diocese...

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CLARETIAN SEMINARIAN DIED DURING STATIONS OF THE CROSS

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo On Friday 15th April 2022 which was the Good Friday of...

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“DEFEND YOUR FAITH BY VOTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE WITH YOUR PVC…” BISHOP ADESINA’S EASTER MESSAGE ON LION FM

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode, Most Rev. Francis...

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Pastoral Letter to Priests

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INFERNO-AIDED MARTYRDOM OF SISTERS OF THE HANDMAID OF THE HOLY CHILD JESUS

BY FR. ANTHONY ADETAYO It was a tears-filled Wednesday for the Sisters of the Handmaid...

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Monthly Bulletin /Circular April, 2022 /032

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

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THIS MASS IS A CLEAR EXPRESSION OF PRIESTLY UNITY… BISHOP ADESINA AT CHRISM MASS

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo The Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode had her 2022 Mass of Chrism...

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BISHOP ADESINA VISITS AND BLESSES THE ORIMOLUSI OF IJEBU-IGBO

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo It was an inevitable reality that the Bishop of Ijebu-Ode Diocese,...

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THE POPE, BISHOP ADESINA AND THE CATHOLIC WORLD CONSECRATE RUSSIA AND UKRAINE

By Anthony Adetayo & Veronica Idowu The Supreme Pontiff, Pope Francis enjoined the whole world...

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