London, 12 September, 2022 / 10:08 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has hailed Queen Elizabeth II for her exemplary rootedness in faith, and called upon King Charles III, who acceded to the throne following the demise of the Queen on September 8, to uphold the spirit of the late Monarch and to promote religious diversity in all the Commonwealth countries.
“What made Queen Elizabeth so special was that she grasped the full spiritual weight and responsibility of her office, and sought to execute it with that in mind. Her Christian faith was central to all that she was and all that she did and this made her a pillar of stability in an ever-changing world,” Archbishop Kaigama says.
Lauding King Charles III for being outspoken on various issues “in recent times”, the Nigerian Catholic Archbishop says the Monarch “is expected to further promote religious diversity and the multicultural nature of modern England and the Commonwealth.”
“Charles has been outspoken on issues close to his heart, notably architecture, the environment, farming, faith and alternative medicine. The monarch has to be scrupulously neutral on all political issues, as the queen had been,” Archbishop Kaigama says.