St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral, Abeokuta

St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral
Location Abeokuta
Country  Nigeria
Denomination Roman Catholic Church

The St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral[1] is the name given to a religious building belonging to the Catholic Church and serves as the cathedral of Abeokuta,[2] a city in the southwest African country of Nigeria,[3] Ogun State capital, located on the river of the same name.

The church is the seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Abeokuta (Dioecesis Abeokutanus) which was created in 1997 by the bull Cum ad aeternam of the Pope John Paul II. The first Mass was celebrated in the church June 29, 1880, by the Fathers of the Society of the Mission. He was elevated to cathedral status in 1997.

See also


  1. Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Abeokuta
  2. Savage, Dr Akinniyi (2010-05-25). LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN WESTERN NIGERIA: ABEOKUTA, 1830-1952.: A CASE STUDY OF EXEMPLARY INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE. Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 9781469116938.
  3. Amos, Stephen K. (2012-09-20). I Used to Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN 9781780338897.

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