WELCOME TO THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF OYO
Welcome! I, Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo along with the Clergy, Consecrated men and women and the Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo greet you warmly as you access our Diocesan website. We do hope the site serves your needs during this visit. As you encounter our Diocese in this medium, we pray that you also encounter God and that His blessings rest on you and your family. Do remember our Diocese in your daily prayers and should you wish to support the work of evangelisation with us, feel welcome to do so.
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BISHOP'S ARTICLE: THE METAPHOR OF THE BAPTIST
The saga of John the Baptist The very life of John the Baptist is a metaphor, used to call our attention to elements of contemporary reality. Undoubtedly one of the most prominent figures of the New Testament, John performed his precursor role to the hilt pointing out Jesus as the Lamb of God. He said of him, "It is necessary that he increase but that I decrease" (Jn. 3: 30). John the Baptist came into the world in a spectacular way, outdone perhaps only by the birth of Jesus Christ. His exit from the world was no less spectacular. He was murdered for standing by the truth, in some sense jus