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

OBAS IN OGUN STATE GET THEIR FREEDOM

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo Traditional worshippers in Ogun State had clashed severally with monarchs and...

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2022 PASTORAL YEAR KICKS OFF IN IJEBU-ODE DIOCESE

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo The Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode inaugurates the 2022 Pastoral year with...

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Monthly Bulletin /Circular JANUARY, 2022 /030

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

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Season’s Greetings from Grand Chief Imam of Ijebu Land

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Homily for the Christmas Day: The nativity of the Lord

"A child is born for us, and a son is given to us; his...

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Partner Newspaper – December, 2021

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IJEBU-ODE DIOCESE ENDS THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH WITH ORDINATION JUST AS SHE STARTED

By Veronica Idowu On a significant day The Immaculate Conception and a day to complete...

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IJEBU-ODE CATHOLIC DIOCESE MARKS WORLD HUMAN RIGHT DAY BY IMMORTALIZING LATE BISHOP FASINA

By Rev. Fr. Anthony Adetayo The 10th day of December is known as the World...

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Bishop Sanusi Memorial

The Memorial celebrations of our first Patriarch comes up this week Saturday 11th December...

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DON’T HESITATE TO SERVE GOD WITH YOUR TALENTS… Bishop Adesina

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode made this statement...

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Monthly Bulletin /Circular December, 2021 /029

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

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IJEBU ODE DIOCESAN PASTORAL SEMINAR WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

By Fr. Anthony AdetayoAs announced by the Bishop of the Diocese, Most Rev. Francis...

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Bishop Sanusi’s Memorial Celebrations

The second Annual Celebration of The Bishop Anthony Saliu Sanusi is holding this year...

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