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Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama

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Let’s Work Towards Nigeria’s Healing, “wounded by corruption, parochialism, godfatherism”: Archbishop on Pentecost Feast

May 20, 2024

God’s gift of the Holy Spirit celebrated on Pentecost Sunday empowers the disciples of Jesus Christ to live a virtuous life that pays keen attention to the needs of the “marginalized” and the “common good”, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with candidates who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Elizabeth Kogo Pastoral Area of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Faults Online Preachers Who “aggressively, viciously condemn the Catholic Church”

Apr 30, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has faulted online preachers, who engage in negative criticism of the Catholic Church, including her “doctrine, traditions, and worship.”

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with members of the Catholic Women Association during Mother’s Day 2024. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

On Mother’s Day for Catholics in Nigeria, Mothers Urged to Be “models to their children in virtue”

Apr 16, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has urged mothers to live a life of virtue and be role models to their children.

A poster announcing the launch of a charcoal briquette making factory in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

We’re Here “to create a better environment”: Nigerian Archbishop at Launch of Charcoal Briquette Production Initiative

Apr 15, 2024

The launching of a charcoal briquette making factory in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja continues initiatives aimed to realize “a better environment” in line with the recommendations of Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical Letter “on care for our common home”, Laudato Si’, the Local Ordinary has said.

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

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Decries Bad Governance, Urges International Community to “confront insensitive leaders”

Apr 9, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has decried bad governance in the West African nation, characterized with vices such as self-gratification, indifference to citizens’ needs, and extravagance, among other social ills. 

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja with one of the beneficiaries. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

“Don’t shut your eyes” to Needs of People with Disabilities: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria to Persons “with means”

Apr 4, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has called on the people of God in his Metropolitan See not to be indifferent to the plight of persons living with disabilities.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama at St. Mulumba’s Parish in Igu, Bwari Area Council of Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese of

“Profound opportunity”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Calls for Interfaith Dialogue as Easter Coincides with Ramadan

Apr 3, 2024

Christians celebrating Easter and Muslims living the Holy Month of Ramadan in Nigeria have been urged to embrace the season as a “profound opportunity” to set aside their differences and realize “greater harmony and cooperation”.

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

Let People’s Salvation Be “our primary concern”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria to Christian Leaders

Mar 26, 2024

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon Christian leaders to prioritize the salvation of the souls of the people of God under their pastoral care, rather than money and luxury living. 

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama  during Holy Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Nyanya Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Archbishop in Nigeria Decries “blatant misuse of public resources”, Says Perpetrators “rationalize sin”

Mar 19, 2024

The vice of corruption is pervasive and widespread in the West African nation of Nigeria, with perpetrators hell bent on diverting what “belongs to all” to themselves, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama during Holy Mass at St. Paul’s Gwagwalada Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

“Our thoughts, prayers”: Archbishop on Abduction of Hundreds of Students, Women in Nigeria

Mar 12, 2024

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has expressed spiritual solidarity with the hundreds of students and women abducted in the recent past in the West African nation.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama handing food items to one of the IDPs who visited him on March 2. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Nigerians Displaced by Terrorism Seek Catholic Archbishop’s Help to Rebuild Lives

Mar 6, 2024

Catholics residing in pastoral areas created by Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja after they were displaced by Boko Haram Insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country have appealed for support, through the Archbishop, to rebuild their lives.   

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the country’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Nigeria’s High Cost of Living “imposes on us a compulsory fast”: Catholic Archbishop

Feb 26, 2024

The high cost of living in general and the “exorbitant cost” of foodstuff in particular has subjected the people of God in Nigeria to “a compulsory fast”, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the country’s Abuja Archdiocese has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administers the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Donatus’ Pastoral Area, Sokale. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Address Nigeria’s Economic Crisis in “a well-coordinated manner”: Archbishop to Government

Feb 13, 2024

The government of the West African nation of Nigeria needs to act with speed and in a structured and strategic way to address “worsening economic hardships” of the people God in the country, the Archbishop of Abuja has said.

Christian leaders during an Ecumenical Service to mark the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) in Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

“Christians the most persecuted people on earth”: Nigerian Archbishop Says, Urges Unity

Feb 1, 2024

There is a need for Christians to foster unity amid deliberate attempts to cause them suffering and even death, the Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has said.

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Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Laments Use of Authority “for personal gains”

Jan 29, 2024

Authority used for “personal gains” is abuse of power, the Local Ordinary Abuja Archdiocese in Nigeria has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with parishioners of the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish of his Metropolitan See. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

“Our joy must outweigh every sorrow”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria on Gaudete Sunday

Dec 18, 2023

“Our joy must outweigh every sorrow,” Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese in Nigeria has said in his homily on December 17, Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent that invites the people of God to “rejoice always” as is captured in Philippians 4:4.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese addressing members of the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria (CLCN). Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Nigeria’s Catholic Laity Council at 50: Archbishop Urges Formation, Lists What to Own

Dec 15, 2023

The Catholic Church needs to prioritize the formation of the Laity to facilitate their growth in faith principles, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama at St. Francis Xavier Pastoral Area, Baron Goni of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Airstrike at Muslim Event Part of Nigeria’s Continued Loss of “innocent lives”: Archbishop

Dec 11, 2023

The airstrike involving a military drone that reportedly killed 85 people and injured dozens in Nigeria’s Kaduna State, though “accidental”, is part of the West African nation’s continued loss of “innocent lives” despite the “expended huge resources”, the Catholic Archbishop of the country’s Abuja Archdiocese has said. 

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama after Holy Mass at Holy Ghost Pastoral Area of the Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Nigerian Archbishop Decries “ministry of corruption”, Urges Imitation of Christ’s Kingship

Nov 28, 2023

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has decried various forms of corruption in the West African country which he likens to a “ministry”, noting that people have normalized using shortcuts in getting what they want.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama giving his speech at the 11th Convocation Ceremony of Godfrey Okoye University on Saturday, 18 November 2023. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese.

Nigerian Catholic University “a good setting for cross-fertilization of ideas”: Archbishop

Nov 25, 2023

Godfrey Okoye University (GOUNI), a Catholic institution of higher learning under the auspices of Nigeria’s Enugu Diocese, is facilitating the sharing of ideas among students and faculty drawn from “most” Nigerian States, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said.