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

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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Government should return schools to their original owners … Fr. Emmanuel Matuluko

By Rev. Fr. Anthony Adetayo The Director of Education of the Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode,...

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Shine your eyes… Bishop Francis Adesina begs

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

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Monthly Bulletin / Circular SEPTEMBER, 2021 /026

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

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The Decree of Canonical Suppression of The Order of Little Lamb of The Cross

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Bishop Sanusi, our Moses; Bishop Fasina, our Joshua; Now the Elijah… Bishop Adesina relates

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

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“WE SHALL CONTINUE ON HUMAN RIGHT EDUCATION”….. VERY REV. FR. JOHN-PATRICK NGOYI CICM

By Fr. Anthony Adetayo In Nigeria, the violation of economic, social and cultural rights occurs...

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MEMO: Presentation of the Diocesan pastoral plan and graduation ceremony of FRALAN management training institute.

INVITATION TO THE OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF THE DIOCESAN PASTORAL PLAN AND THE GRADUATION CEREMONY...

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Monthly Bulletin/Circular AUGUST, 2021 /025

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

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Be witnesses of Love and Peace – Catholic Bishop admonishes at Ileya celebration.

By: Fr. Augustine Adetola The Catholic Bishop of Ijebu-Ode Diocese, Most Rev. Francis Obafemi Adesina...

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Bishop Fasina helped me to patch my pastoral life in the seminary”… Archbishop Martins.

By Veronica Idowu At the funeral Mass of late Bishop Albert Ayinde Fasina, which took...

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