Abuja, 04 September, 2020 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The maiden General Assembly of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Abuja is expected to “explore” ways to contribute to the progress of the local Church in the West African nation, the Local Ordinary, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama said.
In his homily during the official launch of the Assembly Friday, September 4, Archbishop Kaigama expressed the hope that the gathering “would help the Church to take a look at the humble beginnings of what had metamorphosed into an outstanding Archdiocese.”
“Hopefully, we can explore during the assembly proceedings how to continue to contribute to the overall development, welfare and progress of our Church, and the nation,” the Nigerian Prelate said during the Eucharistic celebration at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Catholic Pro-Cathedral in Abuja.
He added, “We hope that the pastoral areas with the cooperation of all will grow to quasi parishes and then to full parishes.”
Participants in the Assembly are expected to discuss how to strengthen the faith of the people of God and how they can remain committed to God amid COVID-19 challenges.