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Funeral Rites for Late Msgr. Pedro Ayodele Martins





With gratitude to God the author of life and giver of longevity, we announce the demise of our Baba, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Pedro Ayodele Martins, who passed on peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the age of 103; six months shy of his 104th birthday.


Baba Pedro Martins was a man of faith who combined courage and compassion, passion and determination, strength and vulnerability, steely discipline and loving care in discharging his ministerial duties both in the Church and in the State. Such a man of honour deserves a truly befitting funeral.

To this end, we call on the entire Christ Faithful; Clergy, Religious and Laity of the Archdiocese of Lagos to come together in solidarity to give him a remarkable farewell. Below is the programme of events:

  1. Thursday 5th June, 2014: Farewell Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1004 Estate, Victoria Island at 12.00noon.
  2. Friday 6th June, 2014: Farewell Mass for all Military Personnel at St. Michael Military Catholic Church, Tamandu Barracks, Central Avenue off Point Road, Apapa, at 5:00pm.
  3. Monday 9th June, 2014: All-night Vigil of Masses, Songs and Prayers at St. Gregory College, Obalende, beginning at 6:00pm.
  4. Tuesday 10th June, 2014: Funeral Mass at the Holy Cross Cathedral at 10:00am. Other events follow after Mass.


Parish Priests, Priests-in-Charge and Superiors of Religious communities are expected to give this announcement due publicity and encourage their people to participate at the event.



+ Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop, Metropolitan See of Lagos.



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