Abuja, 27 August, 2020 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The representative of the Holy Father in Nigeria has, at the Eucharistic celebration during which the Archbishop of Abuja received the pallium, underscored the importance of communion in the Church.
At the Thursday, August 27 event, the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Anthonio Guido Fillipazzi invited the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama and those in attendance to view the pallium as symbolizing Church communion and friendship with the person of Jesus Christ.
“The pallium received by the Archbishop of Abuja speaks, therefore, to him and to all of us, each according to his/her vocation, of communion in the Church, of mission in the world, of friendship with the Lord Jesus,” Archbishop Fillipazzi said at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria, Pro-Cathedral, Garki, Abuja.
The pallium, the Apostolic Nuncio added, is “a sign and an invitation to live the communion in the Church.”
“Without true communion it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to carry out the mission that Christ entrusted to His disciples,” he underscored.