Abuja Archdiocese

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with Tiv and Jukun women at a women Peace-Building Conference that took place at the Global Suite Hotel in Nigeria’s Nasarwa State. / Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama

“Tell your children, husbands, relations to drop arms”: Nigerian Prelate to Women

Aug 8, 2020

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.”

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Abuja Archdiocese, Nigeria. / CTV Abuja, Nigeria.

Help Needy amid COVID-19’s “dark moments of negative social consequences”-Nigerian Prelate

Aug 3, 2020

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.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with members of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). / Archbishop Kaigama's Facebook page

Church, Government in Nigeria to Partner in Fight against Rape, Human Trafficking

Jul 13, 2020

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.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese.

"Social distancing does not mean neglecting God, neighbors": Nigerian Prelate

Jul 6, 2020

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.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese.

“Stop mutual brutality, give hand of fellowship”: Nigerian Prelate to Warring Communities

Jun 29, 2020

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”.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Abuja Archdiocese, Nigeria.

Nigerian Prelate Denounces “heinous crime of rape,” Demands Legal Action

Jun 22, 2020

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. 

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the Archdiocese of Abuja.

Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese Outlines Safety Guidelines for Resumption of Public Masses

Jun 6, 2020

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.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Archdiocese of Abuja.

“Church cannot administer Sacraments by phone, modern technology”: Nigerian Archbishop

May 7, 2020

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.”

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama distributing palliatives to vulnerable Nigerian citizens in order to cushion the effects of the Lockdown. / Archdiocese of Abuja

Nigerian Prelate Distributes COVID-19 Palliatives, Says It’s “social responsibility”

Apr 26, 2020

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.”

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja, who celebrates  the Silver Jubilee of his Episcopal Ordination on  April 23. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Cardinal Tagle Appreciates Nigerian Prelate’s “pastoral skills” on His Episcopal Jubilee

Apr 23, 2020

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.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese.

COVID-19 “not powerful enough to infect or bury our faith”: Nigerian Prelate

Apr 20, 2020

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.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese, while presiding at the Palm Sunday Mass at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral in the country’s capital city.

How COVID-19 Reduced Mighty and Small Nations to the Same Level: Nigerian Archbishop

Apr 7, 2020

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 late Bishop Peter Iorzuul Adoboh of Nigeria's  Kastina-Ala diocese who died on February 14, 2020 / The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN)

Church in Nigeria “thrown into mourning following death” of 62-year-old Bishop

Feb 17, 2020

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.”

Logo Catholic Television of Nigeria (CTN) / Catholic Television of Nigeria (CTN)

How 10-Year-Old Nigeria’s Catholic TV is Uniting Christians Living in Oppression

Jan 16, 2020

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.

Archbishop Igantius Kaigama addressing the congregation during his instalation on December 5 at the Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles, Abuja.

Newly Installed Nigeria’s Abuja Archbishop Pledges to Engage Government on National Issues

Dec 6, 2019

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.

Newly appointed Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja in Nigeria

Nigeria’s President Promises to Support Ministry of New Archbishop of Abuja

Nov 12, 2019

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.