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

IJEBU-ODE 2022 DIOCESAN PASTORAL SEMINAR WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

By Rev. Fr. Anthony Adetayo The Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode began her 2022 Diocesan pastoral seminar...

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IJEBU-ODE DIOCESE CELEBRATES CHRIST THE KING WITH PROCESSION

By Anthonia Sokoya On Sunday 20th November 2022 is the Universal celebration of Christ the King....

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“WE MUST PRAY FOR THE DEAD”… BISHOP ADESINA, FR. SOYEGE REITERATE AT MEMORIAL MASS FOR DEAD

Fr. Anthony Adetayo The Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode commemorates the souls of all the Priests, Religious...

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“WE SHALL MOBILIZE OUR PEOPLE TO ELECT COMPETENT LEADERS”… NIGERIAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS RESOLVE

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo The Annual General Meeting of Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests Association (NCDPA) took...

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

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, Grace and Peace of Christ be with you. The Month...

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“I BELIEVE IN YOUR PRAYERS”: PETER OBI TELLS CATHOLIC PRIESTS AS THEY STRETCHED OUT THEIR HANDS

BY FR. ANTHONY ADETAYO The Nigerian Catholic Priests Association meets with Peter Obi; the Labour Party...

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‘YOU SHALL BE MY WITNESS’… 2022 MISSION SUNDAY’S MESSAGE OF BISHOP FRANCIS ADESINA

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A VOODOO MAN APPEARED TO ME… Bishop Adesina shares a testimony

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

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ACN ORGANISES TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR CATHOLIC TELEVISION STAFF IN GHANA

BY TONY ABAH Aid to the  Church in Need (ACN) one of the biggest Catholic Charity...

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“LET ME TELL YOU WHOM YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR…” Cardinal Onaiyekan

By Francis Agada In an interview with Seun Okinbaloye of Channels Television on ''Politics Today'' which...

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“POLITICIANS SHOULDN’T GET AWAY ANYHOW “… BISHOP KUKAH AND NPC PEACE PACT.

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese; Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah was...

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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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