Pope Francis Appoints Anslem Lawani As Catholic Bishop Of Ilorin | READ DETAILS

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Pope Francis Appoints Anslem Lawani As Catholic Bishop Of Ilorin | READ DETAILS

Very Rev. Fr. Anselm Pendo Lawani, has been announced as the substantive Bishop of Ilorin in Kwara state.

Very Rev. Fr. Anselm Pendo Lawani

Father Lawani’s appointment was announced by the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis following the death of Most Rev. Paul Olawoore.

 

Lawani, who until his recent appointment was the Diocesan Administrator of Ilorin, was born on 12 September 1970 in Igarra, Edo State in Nigeria.

He was ordained as a priest on 15 August 2000 for the clergy of the Diocese of Ilorin.

Lawani attending St Peter and Paul Major Seminary in Bodija, Ibada. He bagged his Master of Divinity degree from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Chicago, Illinois (U.S.A.).

Very Rev. Fr. Anselm Pendo Lawani He has held the following positions;

Parish Vicar at St. Joseph in Osi (2000-2001); Assistant Parish Priest at Holy Angels in Chicago (2001-2005); Parish Administrator at Holy Angels in Chicago (2006); parish priest of St. Bartholomew in Kaiama (2006); parish priest of St. Anthony in Fate (2006-2010); Director of Vocations of the Diocese of Ilorin (2008-2022); Member of the College of Consultors of the Diocese of Ilorin; parish priest of St. Anthony in Fate (2010-2012); parish priest of St. Cyprian in Offa/Erin-Ile (2012-2017); Dean of Ilorin Deanery (2017-2023); since 2017 until now, Parish Administrator of St. Joseph Cathedral, Ilorin; since 2022, Diocesan Administrator of Ilorin.