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Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama. Credit: ACN

Nigeria Catholic Archbishop Decries Country’s “subtle persecution” Sidelining Christians

Aug 5, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has termed as “more dangerous” the tendency by the Nigerian government to sideline Christians in the distribution of resources in the West African country.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: CBCN

Claims that Nigerian Archbishop Endorsed Political Candidate “false news”: Disclaimer

Jul 14, 2022

News reports alleging that the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has endorsed the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in the 2023 election are false, the Archdiocesan Communications Director has said in a disclaimer. 

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

“True compassion must be translated into concrete ways”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria

Jul 11, 2022

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has emphasized the need for manifesting love for the needy in society in “concrete ways” in the example of the Good Samaritan.  

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama and some Priests after his pastoral visit at St. Matthias Mulumba Azhata Catholic Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Let’s Join “mission of peace, reconciliation, repentance”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria

Jul 4, 2022

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon the people of God in the West African country to become part of the mission that Jesus Christ entrusted to his 72 disciples in pairs as narrated in Luke’s Gospel.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administers the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Aloysius Parish of the Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Address “fear of witches, evil spirits” by Faith in Jesus, Eucharist: Nigerian Archbishop

Jun 20, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has urged the people of God in the country to use their faith in the Jesus present in the Holy Eucharist to address their fears about the power of witchcraft and evil spirits.

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Invoke Holy Spirit “to correct erroneous understanding”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria

Jun 11, 2022

There is need to invoke the Holy Spirit to address misconceptions about “the promptings” of the Spirit of God, including the confusion around imaginations and false beliefs that conflict with reality, a Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has said.  

A Poster announcing Fr. Mike Umoh's  lecture on day two of Communications Week (COMWEEK). Credit: CTV Abuja

Priest in Nigeria Proposes “cartoon language” for Catechism Classes to Boost Understanding

May 28, 2022

A Catholic Priest in Nigeria has proposed the introduction of Catechism classes in cartoon form in order to enhance understanding among children in the West African nation.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Let’s Emulate Early Church’s “synodal” Way to Address Challenges: Nigerian Archbishop

May 23, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has said that the people of God today can apply the same approach of dialogue that the early church used in solving issues to address the current challenges that are affecting the institution of the church and society.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook.

Let’s “bridge the gap” of Disunity Despite Religious Biases: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop

May 16, 2022

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has called upon the people of God in the West African country to keep struggling for unity and peace despite challenges that originate from biases based on religion, ethnicity, and “other artificial categorizations”.    

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama addressing participants during the plenary assembly of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA). Credit: CSN

Leaders in West Africa “must use political power” for Good Governance: RECOWA President

May 4, 2022

The President of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA), the common forum of the Catholic Bishops from 16 West African countries, has called on political leaders in the African region to use their authority to foster good governance, and for the “common good”.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with a group of Christians at Divine Mercy Pastoral area of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Involve Women in “policy-making strategies” about Insecurity: Archbishop in Nigeria

Apr 27, 2022

Women need to be involved in the “policy making strategies” about insecurity and other vices that Nigeria is grappling with, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama during Holy Mass at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Abuja on Easter Sunday. Credit:  Archdiocese of Abuja

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Blames Killings, Kidnappings to “cumulative effect of sins”

Apr 19, 2022

Banditry and other anti-social activities in different parts of Nigeria emanate from cumulative sins committed by citizens of the West African nation despite their religious affiliations, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama during the Palm Sunday procession at St. Michael’s Parish of the Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Urges Leaders “to live simply, to give up their excesses”

Apr 15, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon those in leadership positions in the West African country to embrace humility by giving up “a lot of their excesses” to benefit the needy in society.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama blesses the oils during the Chrism Mass at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral, Abuja. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Seek “to preserve dignity of priesthood”: Nigerian Archbishop to Priests at Chrism Mass

Apr 14, 2022

At the celebration of Chrism Mass in his Episcopal See Tuesday, April 12, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama urged Priests “to preserve the dignity of the priesthood”.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook.

Nigeria “graduating” from Crisis to “other criminal elements”: Catholic Archbishop

Apr 9, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has decried the fact that the country is witnessing crisis after crisis, the latest that is part of the series of “criminal elements” being last week’s bombing of a train, an incident in which at least nine lives were lost.

A poster of the meeting of representatives of Catholics from different ethnic communities in Taraba State, Jalingo Diocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Avoid Turning “into ethnic champions”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria to Religious Leaders

Mar 29, 2022

The Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese in Nigeria has told Catholic Priests and other religious leaders to keep off prejudices and narratives that may cause divisions among the people of God in what would turn them “into ethnic champions.” 

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama administers the Sacrament of Confirmation at  St Joseph Mukasa’s Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit; Abuja Archdiocese

Free Nigerians from Poverty by Renouncing “unfriendly policies”: Catholic Archbishop

Mar 24, 2022

The people of God in Nigeria can be freed from poverty if political leaders in the West African nation renounce “unfriendly policies” and refrain from “self-serving leadership and sterile political ramblings”, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama unveils a banner for the 2022 Lenten Campaign message in Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Support, Save Suffering Youth from “wind of social disorder”: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop

Mar 15, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has called for the support of young people in the country who he says are struggling with unemployment and other forms of “social disorder”.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama during the opening of the 2022 Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) Plenary Assembly at St Gabriel’s Chaplaincy in Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Blames Country’s Corruption on Insensitivity to Evil

Mar 8, 2022

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has said the insensitivity of people of God to evil in Nigeria has heightened corruption to the extent that solutions to most challenges are sought through graft.

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Archbishop in Nigeria Advocates for Wise Leadership, Cautions against “blind guides”

Mar 1, 2022

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has called on religious and political leaders in the West African country to lead with wisdom by working on their own faults before correcting others so as to free themselves from “blind guides.”