Abuja, 29 August, 2022 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Nigeria needs Priests who are ready to give hope to the people of God who are targeted in religious-based violence, the Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Abuja has said.
In his homily during the Priestly and Diaconate ordination that was held August 27 at the Redemptorist Spirituality Center in the Catholic Diocese of Oyo, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama noted that now, more than ever, the people in Nigeria need to feel closer to God, hence their need for Priests who can “witness”.
“Our country today, faced with security, political, ethnic and religious challenges, needs priests and deacons who will teach and witness, shine in honesty and truth; use religion for building good relationships; draw people closer to God,” Archbishop Kaigama said during the ordination of members of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists - CSsR)
He said that the West African country needs Priests who are ready to “preach the good news of salvation and bring comfort and hope to the many suffering people.”
The Archbishop of Abuja encouraged Priests and women and men Religious who he said have become targets in the ongoing attacks in Nigeria to take courage and to build their resilience and faith.