The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has condemned a recent attack on a Parish Priest in the Archdiocese, lamenting that the people of God in the West African country are experiencing “a cloud of despair” amid heightened killings and kidnappings.
With high levels of insecurity, increasing poverty, amid the worst type of inflation that Nigeria has seen in years, the West African country has survived the worst year in recent history, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said.
The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has lauded Godfrey Okoye University, an institution of the Diocese of Enugu, for honoring the memories of twins who are murdered in the West African countries in ritualistic practices.
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called on “political and traditional” leaders in the West African nation to find inspiration in the prayer attitude of Old Testament rulers and pray for the Nigerians under their care.
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has emphasized the need for the people of God in the West Africa nation to unite in search of solutions to the “so many challenges” in the country.
The Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has cautioned the electorate in the West African nation against mediocrity during the 2023 general elections, and advocated for “merit”.
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has emphasized the need for manifesting love for the needy in society in “concrete ways” in the example of the Good Samaritan.
A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has urged the people of God in the country to use their faith in the Jesus present in the Holy Eucharist to address their fears about the power of witchcraft and evil spirits.
Despite “persistent attacks on the Catholic Church”, the people of God in Nigeria need to continue gathering for public worship and speaking out against injustice in the West African nation, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has said that the people of God today can apply the same approach of dialogue that the early church used in solving issues to address the current challenges that are affecting the institution of the church and society.
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has called upon the people of God in the West African country to keep struggling for unity and peace despite challenges that originate from biases based on religion, ethnicity, and “other artificial categorizations”.
The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has underscored the value of dialogue as the most appropriate pathway to achieving “justice and fairness to all” in the face of violent conflicts.
The President of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA), the common forum of the Catholic Bishops from 16 West African countries, has called on political leaders in the African region to use their authority to foster good governance, and for the “common good”.
Women need to be involved in the “policy making strategies” about insecurity and other vices that Nigeria is grappling with, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.
Banditry and other anti-social activities in different parts of Nigeria emanate from cumulative sins committed by citizens of the West African nation despite their religious affiliations, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.
The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon those in leadership positions in the West African country to embrace humility by giving up “a lot of their excesses” to benefit the needy in society.
At the celebration of Chrism Mass in his Episcopal See Tuesday, April 12, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama urged Priests “to preserve the dignity of the priesthood”.
A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has decried the fact that the country is witnessing crisis after crisis, the latest that is part of the series of “criminal elements” being last week’s bombing of a train, an incident in which at least nine lives were lost.
The Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese in Nigeria has told Catholic Priests and other religious leaders to keep off prejudices and narratives that may cause divisions among the people of God in what would turn them “into ethnic champions.”
The people of God in Nigeria can be freed from poverty if political leaders in the West African nation renounce “unfriendly policies” and refrain from “self-serving leadership and sterile political ramblings”, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.