Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi

An undated photo of 14-year-old Vivian Uchechu Ogu, potential second Nigerian Saint

Sainthood Cause for Potential Second Nigerian Saint Underway, Church Leader Hints

Oct 29, 2019

Some two decades after Pope St. John Paul II beatified the first Nigerian, Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi making him the first West African to achieve that feat, a second canonization cause is underway in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country where 25 percent of the population is estimated to be Catholic.