Resignation of bishop of Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria, and appointment of successor
The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria, presented by H.E. Msgr. Albert Ayinde Fasina.
The Pope has appointed as bishop of the same see the Rev. Francis Obafemi Adesina, of the clergy of Osogbo, currently rector of the Seminary of Saints Peter and Paul in Ibadan.
Rev. Francis Obafemi Adesin
The Rev. Francis Obafemi Adesina was born in Wenchi, Ghana on 28 January 1964. He has Nigerian citizenship. He completed his studies in philosophy and theology at the Seminary of Saints Peter and Paul in Ibadan. He subsequently obtained a licentiate in biblical theology at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, and a doctorate from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. He was ordained a priest on 14 October 1989 for the diocese of Oyo. He was then incardinated in the new diocese of Osogbo.
Since priestly ordination he has held the following offices: collaborate at the Saint Benedict Cathedral, diocese of Oyou (1989-1990); collaborator at Saint Mary, Ilesa (1990-1992); parish priest of Saint Augustine, Ipetumodu (1992-1994); chaplain of Renewal of the Spirit (1992-1996); director of the Pastoral Centre in the then-diocese of Oyo (1993-1995); diocesan coordinator of pastoral planning (1993-1996); chaplain of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede (1994-1996); diocesan secretary, diocese of Oyo (1994-1996); studies for the licentiate in biblical theology at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome (1996-2000); parish of the cathedral of Saint Mary (2000-2002); formator in the Seminary of Saints Peter and Paul in Ibadan (2001-2009); director of Art & Culture (2002-2005); studies for the doctorate at the Pontifical Urban University, Rome (2005-2009); and dean of students in the Seminary of Saints Peter and Paul in Ibadan (2010-2013), Since 2013 he has served as rector of the Seminary of Saints Peter and Paul in Ibadan.