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Latest stories: Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama

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.

Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

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 Kaigama with some parishioners of St. Charles Lwanga Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Give Women “political muscle” for National Development: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop

Dec 6, 2021

For Nigerian women to be active in national matters including the development of the nation, they need to be strengthened politically alongside receiving quality education, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

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 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 posing with some Priests after the 40th anniversary Mass. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Catholic Archdiocese in Nigeria Celebrates Growth from Humble Beginning Under a Tree

Nov 8, 2021

The mammoth Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja as it is known today started humbly, with its small community of believers worshipping under a tree.

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.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo on Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2020 / Diocese of Oyo, Nigeria

Church Leaders in Africa Call for a “common language of love” on Pentecost Solemnity

Jun 2, 2020

On Pentecost Sunday, various Church leaders in Africa, in separate forums, reflected on the need to have a “common language of love”, an attitude and spirit that “conquers all" challenges of life including those occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.

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.