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Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook.

Let’s “bridge the gap” of Disunity Despite Religious Biases: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop

May 16, 2022

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has called upon the people of God in the West African country to keep struggling for unity and peace despite challenges that originate from biases based on religion, ethnicity, and “other artificial categorizations”.    

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama addressing participants during the plenary assembly of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA). Credit: CSN

Leaders in West Africa “must use political power” for Good Governance: RECOWA President

May 4, 2022

The President of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA), the common forum of the Catholic Bishops from 16 West African countries, has called on political leaders in the African region to use their authority to foster good governance, and for the “common good”.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with a group of Christians at Divine Mercy Pastoral area of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Involve Women in “policy-making strategies” about Insecurity: Archbishop in Nigeria

Apr 27, 2022

Women need to be involved in the “policy making strategies” about insecurity and other vices that Nigeria is grappling with, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama during Holy Mass at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Abuja on Easter Sunday. Credit:  Archdiocese of Abuja

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Blames Killings, Kidnappings to “cumulative effect of sins”

Apr 19, 2022

Banditry and other anti-social activities in different parts of Nigeria emanate from cumulative sins committed by citizens of the West African nation despite their religious affiliations, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama during the Palm Sunday procession at St. Michael’s Parish of the Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Urges Leaders “to live simply, to give up their excesses”

Apr 15, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon those in leadership positions in the West African country to embrace humility by giving up “a lot of their excesses” to benefit the needy in society.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama blesses the oils during the Chrism Mass at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral, Abuja. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Seek “to preserve dignity of priesthood”: Nigerian Archbishop to Priests at Chrism Mass

Apr 14, 2022

At the celebration of Chrism Mass in his Episcopal See Tuesday, April 12, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama urged Priests “to preserve the dignity of the priesthood”.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook.

Nigeria “graduating” from Crisis to “other criminal elements”: Catholic Archbishop

Apr 9, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has decried the fact that the country is witnessing crisis after crisis, the latest that is part of the series of “criminal elements” being last week’s bombing of a train, an incident in which at least nine lives were lost.

A poster of the meeting of representatives of Catholics from different ethnic communities in Taraba State, Jalingo Diocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Avoid Turning “into ethnic champions”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria to Religious Leaders

Mar 29, 2022

The Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese in Nigeria has told Catholic Priests and other religious leaders to keep off prejudices and narratives that may cause divisions among the people of God in what would turn them “into ethnic champions.” 

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama administers the Sacrament of Confirmation at  St Joseph Mukasa’s Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit; Abuja Archdiocese

Free Nigerians from Poverty by Renouncing “unfriendly policies”: Catholic Archbishop

Mar 24, 2022

The people of God in Nigeria can be freed from poverty if political leaders in the West African nation renounce “unfriendly policies” and refrain from “self-serving leadership and sterile political ramblings”, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama unveils a banner for the 2022 Lenten Campaign message in Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Support, Save Suffering Youth from “wind of social disorder”: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop

Mar 15, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has called for the support of young people in the country who he says are struggling with unemployment and other forms of “social disorder”.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama during the opening of the 2022 Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) Plenary Assembly at St Gabriel’s Chaplaincy in Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Blames Country’s Corruption on Insensitivity to Evil

Mar 8, 2022

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has said the insensitivity of people of God to evil in Nigeria has heightened corruption to the extent that solutions to most challenges are sought through graft.

Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Archbishop in Nigeria Advocates for Wise Leadership, Cautions against “blind guides”

Mar 1, 2022

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has called on religious and political leaders in the West African country to lead with wisdom by working on their own faults before correcting others so as to free themselves from “blind guides.”  

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Nigerians Must Be Forgiving to Overcome “brewing political tensions”: Catholic Archbishop

Feb 21, 2022

The people of God in Nigeria need to embrace forgiveness and dialogue to deal with political tensions that are brewing in the West African nation ahead of 2023 elections, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook.

Nigerians Suffering Terribly Because of “skin deep” Religiosity, Catholic Archbishop Says

Feb 15, 2022

The people of God in Nigeria are suffering because of their beliefs of excessive religiousness manifested in their uncharitable treatment of each other and discriminations based on faith, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

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Pray for Political Aspirants to Prioritize “interests of suffering Nigerians”: Archbishop

Feb 10, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has urged the people of God in the West African country to pray for those seeking political offices for them to be guided by “the genuine interests of the suffering Nigerians”.

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Criminal Elements Threatening Survival of Private Universities: Archbishop in Nigeria

Feb 6, 2022

Insecurity in Nigeria, which is characterized by attacks and other criminal activities, threatens the survival of private universities in the West African nation, a Catholic Archbishop in the country said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with children who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at at St. James Dawaki Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook

Catholic Archbishop Cautions Nigerian Religious Leaders against “prophesying” Poll Results

Feb 5, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has cautioned religious leaders in the West African country against “prophesying electoral victory” and instead stand up for citizens’ rights.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Nigerians Need “radical positive attitudinal change”, Catholic Archbishop Says

Jan 27, 2022

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has urged the people of God in the West African country to change their attitude in their interactions with others and to stop blaming government officials for every misdeed in the country.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Nigeria Transiting “from one major national challenge to another”: Catholic Archbishop

Jan 21, 2022

The challenges faced in Nigeria including “criminal activities and mindless killings” are endless as they seem to replace each other, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

Archdiocese Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Embrace “distributive justice”, Nigerian Catholic Archbishop Says, Urges Support for Needy

Dec 15, 2021

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called for “distributive justice” in the way in which those in authority deal with their subjects, and urged those in leadership to ensure that everyone gets their dues and the poor are taken care of.