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THE HOLY FATHER, 4 April, appointed Msgr Paul Olawoore of the diocese of Oyo as the coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Ilorin.

Until his appointment, Msgr Olawoore was the Judicial Vicar and parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ogbomoso and dean of the same pastoral area.

The bishop-elect was born on 30 November 1961, in Ikuri, Diocese of Oyo. He studied Philosophy and Theology in Ss Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan.

Ordained a priest on 3 October 1992 for the Diocese of Oyo, Msgr Olawoore has served in the following positions: Collaborator at St. Mary’s, Ilesa (1992-1993); Collaborator at S. Peter and Paul Parish , in Ile-Ife (1993-1994); Secretary of HE Msgr. Julius Adelakun, Bishop of Oyo (1993-2000); Parish priest of St. Bernardine , in Oyo(1996-2000); Parish priest of St. Mary Magdalene , in Tede(2000-2001); Studies for the License in Canon Law at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome(2001-2003); Director of the St. Francis College(2003-2011)  ; Canonist and Judicial Vicar of the Diocese(since 2003); Dean of the Oyo area(2005-2011); Diocesan Director of the Committee for the Family (since 2006); Parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes , in Ogbomoso, and Director of the Catholic Grammar School in Ogbomoso(since 2011)   ; Dean of the pastoral area of   Ogbomoso(since 2012).”



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