AFRICA/NIGERIA - Appointment of Coadjutor Bishop of Ilorin

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Città del Vaticano (Agenzia Fides) – The Holy Father Pope Francis on 4 April 2018 appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of the diocese of Ilorin (Nigeria), Rev. Paul Adegboyega Olawoore of the clergy of Oyo, until now Judicial Vicar and parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ogbomoso and Dean of the same pastoral area.
The new Bishop was born 30 November 1961, in Ikuri, Diocese of Oyo. He studied philosophy and theology at Saints Peter and Paul Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan. He was ordained a priest on 3 October 1992, for the diocese of Oyo. Following his priestly ordination he served as follows: (1992-1993) Collaborator at St. Mary’s, in Ilesa; (1993-1994) Collaborator at Ss. Peter and Paul parish, in Ile-Ife; (1993-2000) Secretary to S.E. Mons. Julius Adelakun, Bishop of Oyo; (1996-2000) parish priest at St. Bernardine, Oyo; (2000-2001) parish priest at St. Mary Magdalene church, in Tede; (2001-2003) Studies for a licence in Canon Law at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome; (2003-2011) Director of the St. Francis college; (since 2003) Canonist and Judicial Vicar for the Diocese; (2005-2011) Dean of the area of Oyo; (dal 2006) Diocesan Director of the Committee for the Family; (since 2011) parish priest at Our Lady of Lourdes, in Ogbomoso, and Director of the Catholic Grammar School in Ogbomoso; (since 2012) Dean of the pastoral area of Ogbomoso. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 5/4/2018)