At a peace-building conference organized to seek solutions to the interethnic violence between the Tiv and Jukun communities in Nigeria, the Archbishop of Abuja in the West African country has underscored the role women can play to bring an end to the conflict, urging them to reach out to their “children, husbands or relations to drop the arms.”
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has urged citizens of the West African country to be generous towards the needy people in the society amid the social challenges occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.
The Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is seeking to partner with the Catholic Church in the West African country in view of fighting “against trafficking and rape of persons,” an official in Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Abuja has announced in a report.
In the face of COVID-19 restrictions still in place in many parts of the world, including social distancing, a Catholic Prelate in Nigeria has cautioned against the temptation to neglect God and neighbor in the name of practicing the physical distance directive.
The continuous interethnic violent conflict between the Jukun and Tiv communities in Nigeria is a matter that is troubling the Archbishop of Abuja who is calling on members of both ethnic groups to put an end to the “mutual brutality” and extend to each other “the right hand of fellowship”.
Reports that indicate a spike in cases of rape in recent days in Nigeria have caught the attention of the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja who has termed the actions “heinous crime of rape” and demanded legal action against the perpetrators.
Days after the Federal Government of Nigeria lifted restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, the leadership of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has announced the resumption of public Mass and outlined a raft of measures aimed at containing the possible spread of the coronavirus disease.
The Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria, Ignatius Kaigama, has clarified despite restrictions on social and religious gatherings put in place as a COVID-19 measure, the Church cannot administer the Sacraments through modern technology “or by proxy.”
In the West Africa nation of Nigeria, an Archbishop has engaged in the distribution of palliatives to needy members of society and termed the initiative a “social responsibility of the Archdiocese.”
A Nigerian Archbishop’s “missionary spirit and pastoral skills” have been acknowledged with appreciation by the head of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as the Prelate marks 25 years since he was ordained a Bishop.
As Catholics across the globe celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday against the backdrop of COVID-19 restrictions, a Church leader in Nigeria has encouraged the people of God in Africa’s most populous country not to despair but rather stand firm in their faith in God.
A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria, while addressing the adverse effects of COVID-19, has said that the disease has reduced humanity to the same level even as governments across the world battle the pandemic that has indiscriminately caused thousands of deaths, social disorder and a plunge in economic systems.
The people of God in Africa’s most populous country are mourning the death of a nearly 62-year-old Catholic Bishop who, having been in the episcopacy for just about seven years, has been described as a gentle “and a holy man through and through.”
The rise of the Catholic Television of Nigeria (CTV) is a story of immense struggle much as it is inspiring in an African country that continues to witness arguably the worst form of religious oppression perpetrated by the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, ACI Africa has been told.
The newly installed Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has, during his installation ceremony, promised to engage the government in matters that contribute to the common good of Africa’s most populous country, weeks after the country’s President said he would support the ministry of the Church leader in his country’s capital, Abuja.
Following Pope Francis’ acceptance of the resignation of John Cardinal Onaiyekan from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Abuja, and the confirmation of Archbishop Ignatius Ayua Kaigama as his successor, President Muhamadu Buhari has extended a congratulatory message to the new Archbishop, assuring him of his support.