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

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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Ijebu-Ode Diocese mourns former Vicar General

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo The SMA Society of Apostolic Life broke the news of the...

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DEANERIES IN IJEBU ALLIGN TO THE SYNODAL PROCESS

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo Following the declaration of the Diocesan synodal phase by the Catholic...

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DIOCESAN CHRISTMAS CAROLS 2021

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF IJEBU-ODE Presents DIOCESAN CHRISTMAS CAROLS 2021 We bring you news of glad tidings. The...

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Partner Newspaper – November, 2021

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Monthly Bulletin /Circular November, 2021 /028

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

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“Simply because we are priest…” Archbishop Martins to NCDPA

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo As the Diocesan priests across Nigeria gathered by delegation in Lagos...

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MISSION SUNDAY MESSAGE 2021

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2ND DIOCESAN CYON PRAISE NIGHT HELD ON THE 15TH OF OCTOBER, 2021 AT HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, GRA, SAGAMU.

By Anthonia Sokoya The Diocesan CYON had her 2nd Bi-Annual Praise Night on the 15th...

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IJEBU-ODE DIOCESE ORGANIZES ORIENTATION FOR NEW FIDEI DONUM PRIESTS

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

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