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Latest stories: Abuja Archdiocese

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

Nigeria Transiting “from one major national challenge to another”: Catholic Archbishop

Jan 21, 2022

The challenges faced in Nigeria including “criminal activities and mindless killings” are endless as they seem to replace each other, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

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

Embrace “distributive justice”, Nigerian Catholic Archbishop Says, Urges Support for Needy

Dec 15, 2021

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called for “distributive justice” in the way in which those in authority deal with their subjects, and urged those in leadership to ensure that everyone gets their dues and the poor are taken care of.

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Let Christmas Sprit Inspire “political, social, religious peace”: Archbishop in Nigeria

Dec 7, 2021

The Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has called upon the people of God in the West African country that is battling insecurity issues to be inspired by the spirit of Christmas to embrace peace.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Do Not Rig Your Way to Power, Nigerian Archbishop Cautions, Calls for Servant Leadership

Nov 25, 2021

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called on aspiring political leaders in the West African country to embrace servant leadership after the person of Jesus Christ, and not to impose themselves upon the people.

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

Nigerian Prelate Cautions against Religious “superiority complex, universalistic claims”

Nov 22, 2021

A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has called for the recognition of the “plurality of religions” in the West African nation, cautioning against the tendency to foster religious “superiority complex and universalistic claims and pretensions.”

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

Nigerians Must Seek Help Through Rosary to Counter Killings, Catholic Archbishop Says

Nov 16, 2021

The apprehension and suffering that Nigeria is experiencing including what has been described as irrational killings and attacks can be countered by seeking perpetual help through praying the rosary, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

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

Nigeria Experiencing “kwashiorkor of love”, Catholic Archbishop Says, Calls for Patriotism

Nov 1, 2021

The ills that Nigeria is experiencing, including selfishness and unjust governance, are a “kwashiorkor of love” and the failure to recognize the image of God in other people, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.    

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama in procession with the faithful of the All Saints Dutse Alhaji Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese on 24 October 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Mission Sunday a Challenge to “bring good news” and Hope: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop

Oct 26, 2021

The celebration of Mission Sunday challenges Christians to be messengers of good news and hope, and not bearers of bad news of insecurity, a Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has said, and called for respect for human life.

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

Nigerian Politicians “unwilling to drink from the cup of suffering”: Catholic Archbishop

Oct 20, 2021

After winning elections, politicians in the West African nation of Nigeria distance themselves from their respective electorates, “unwilling” to address the challenges of the people they were close to when vying for positions, a Catholic Archbishop has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Nigerians are being killed not Christians”: Catholic Archbishop on Insecurity

Oct 2, 2021

The persistent insecurity in the West African nation of Nigeria is affecting Nigerians across religious groupings and tribe, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said.

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

Put Borrowed Funds to “judicious, effective use”: Archbishop to Nigerian Government

Sep 27, 2021

Government officials in Nigeria have been cautioned against diverting externally borrowed funds and public resources to sustain their lavish lifestyles and instead use the money to develop the nation.

The Logo of the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary. Credit: Courtesy Photo

International Eucharistic Congress “spiritually uplifting, edifying”: Nigerian Archbishop

Sep 13, 2021

The just concluded International Eucharistic Congress was fruitful in multiple ways, a Nigerian Archbishop has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administering the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Dominic's Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Archbishop Blames Government for Relocation of Nigerian Medics to Western Countries

Aug 12, 2021

Many doctors and other health professionals in Nigeria are leaving the country in search of better working conditions elsewhere, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has observed and blamed the situation on poor governance of the west African country.

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

Nigerian Archbishop Urges Calm amid Hardships, Calls on People to Shun Violence

Aug 2, 2021

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has discouraged “criminal or violent actions”, noting that there are better ways for the suffering millions in the West African country to express their frustrations.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with some elderly women. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Urges Government to Improve Social Services for Elderly

Jul 26, 2021

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has called on the government of the West African country to provide favorable social security services for the elderly people to see them through their “earthly pilgrimage.”

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

Amid Leadership Challenges in Nigeria, “poor masses” Exploited: Catholic Archbishop

Jul 24, 2021

Nigeria’s “poor masses” are being exploited as the West African nation grapples with the issue of leadership, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administering the sacrament of confirmation at Christ the King Kubwa Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Cautions against “go-back-to-your-home mentality”

Jul 17, 2021

The Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has decried ethnic discrimination in the West African nation characterized by what he has described as a “go-back-to-your-home mentality.”

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administers the Sacrament of Confirmation at Immaculate Heart of Mary Dabi Parish of Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook

Nigerian Youths Resort to Emigration after They “feel unappreciated at home”: Archbishop

Jul 5, 2021

Nigerian youths who have relocated to other countries have done so because they feel unappreciated in their native country, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said. 

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with members of the Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN)/ Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Catholic Doctors in Nigeria Encouraged to “be part of the solution to the problem of pain”

Jul 4, 2021

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has encouraged members of the Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN) to take their profession as a vocation and be part of the solution to pain in society by being at humanity’s service.

An invitation card to the 40th anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of Fr. Patrick Alumuku. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Priest Recalls Beginnings of Four Decades of “very exciting” Ministry

Jul 2, 2021

A Nigerian Catholic Priest has, in an interview with ACI Africa, looked back at the beginnings of his Priestly ministry four decades ago, saying the decision to give his life to the service of God’s people has accorded him “very exciting” experiences.