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Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with newly ordained Deacons at St. Donatus’ Parish, Saukale in the Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama/ Facebook /

Newly Ordained Deacons in Nigeria Cautioned against “marketing a gospel of materialism”

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon Seminarians he was about to ordain Deacons in the Archdiocese to refrain from the temptations of preaching materialism but instead stick to the gospel of love and peace.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese at the beginning of the Palm Sunday Mass at the Holy Trinity Church in Maitama / Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama Facebok

Faith Leaders in Nigeria Cautioned against “religious pettiness, finger-pointing”

Faith leaders in Nigeria have been cautioned against the tendency to engage in inessential matters that create a sense of competitiveness between religions.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Archdiocese of Abuja / Courtesy Photo

“We must encourage people who are sick or dying to give hope” Nigerian Archbishop

A Nigerian Archbishop has called on the people of God in the West African country to exercise the fifth corporal work of mercy, which calls for the visiting the sick and comforting them.

Bishop of Nigeria's Nsukka Diocese, Godfrey Onah / Bishop Godfrey Onah/ Facebook

“Our country is crying, shouting in pain”: Nigerian Bishop

A Nigerian Bishop has bemoaned the myriad challenges bedeviling the West African nation saying that the country “is crying, shouting in pain.” 

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese celebrating Mass on Sunday, March 14 at St. Fabian’s Parish Efab-Jabi / Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama

In Life’s Journey, Nigerians Have Suffered Multiple “snake bites”: Archbishop

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has likened the suffering of Nigerians to that of the Biblical Israelites who were bitten by snakes on their journey to the promised land.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama during the launch of the 2021 Lenten Campaign in Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese / Abuja Archdiocese

Obey God to Save Nigeria from “fate of Sodom and Gomorrah”, Archbishop Appeals

True and “non-hypocritical” obedience to God’s commandments is the only thing that will save Nigeria from what befell the Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, an Archbishop in the West African nation said in his Sunday, March 7 homily.

Late Michael Nnadi / Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Nigeria

Nigeria in Need of Fearless Preachers of Gospel: Bishop at Late Seminarian’s Memorial

At the celebration of Holy Eucharist marking the first anniversary since Seminarian Michael Nnadi was murdered, the Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Minna Diocese has underscored the need for fearless preachers of the Gospel in the example of the late Seminarian.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese / Courtesy Photo

“Poverty menacingly threatening our rights, values, entire existence”: Nigerian Archbishop

A Nigerian Archbishop has, in a homily, decried the high levels of poverty among the people of God in the West African nation, likening its impact to that of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. / Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Like COVID-19, Devil is “prowling around,” Nigerian Prelate Cautions, Urges Repentance

The devil today is manifested in the greed for material riches and love for power as demonstrated by political, religious and traditional leaders, the Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has said, cautioning Christians against the danger of falling into temptations.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama during Mass at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral of Abuja Archdiocese 14 February 2021 / Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama/Facebook Page

Nigerian Archbishop Condemns Social Discrimination, Says Poverty Has Become a “disease”

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called for the bridging of social gaps in the West African country that he says has been riddled with discrimination, with poverty being labelled a “social disease.”

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese / Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama

Affordability, Safety among Concerns about COVID-19 Vaccines in Nigeria: Archbishop

Even as Nigeria readies to receive COVID-19 vaccines this month, a Catholic Archbishop in the country is expressing concerns about their affordability, accessibility, as well as their safety.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese / Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama Facebook page

Nigerian Archbishop Exhorts Clerics to Speak Out against Evil, “but not with hate”

A Nigerian Archbishop has exhorted Clerics to exercise their prophetic role as “ministers of God,” speaking out against evil in society but doing so without giving into feelings of hatred.

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Our Priests and Nuns are Not for Sale, Nigerian Archbishop on Increased Kidnappings

The Catholic Church in Nigeria is not paying ransom for any Priest, Religious Sister, Catechists or any other Church leader who is kidnapped by Boko Haram and other groups that target Christians, a Prelate in the West African country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama if Abuja in Nigeria administering the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Francis Parish in Pegi, northern Nigeria. / Archbishop Ignatius A. Kigama Facebook page.

Nigerian Prelate Cautions against “fanatical conclusions, practices” When Reading Bible

Christians in Nigeria have been urged to seek a deeper understanding of the word of God and to guard against misinterpretation of the Scriptures.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama administering the Sacrament of Baptism during Holy Mass Sunday, January 10. / Archdiocese of Abuja

Left Unchecked, Abductions “to give Nigeria a bad name, scare away visitors”: Archbishop

Continued abductions in Nigeria will give the country “a bad name” internationally, an Archbishop in the West African nation said over the weekend.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese during Mass at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral, Abuja Friday, January 1, 2021. / Facebook Page Archdiocese of Abuja.

Superiority Complex, Prejudice Behind Various Crises in Nigeria, Archbishop Says

Various crises in the West African nation of Nigeria are as a result of superiority complex and prejudices on the part of a section of Nigerians, an Archbishop in the country said in his reflection at the beginning of the New Year.

Government Science Secondary School in the north-western Katsina state where some 300 students were kidnaped Friday, December 11, 2020. /

Combined Efforts Needed to Address Causes of Kidnappings, Banditry in Nigeria: Prelate

Combined efforts are needed to deal with insecurity in Africa’s most populous nation, including cases of kidnappings and banditry, an Archbishop in the country has said.

Fr. Valentine Oluchukwu Ezeagu, a member of the Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy (SMMM) Congregation based in Nigeria’s Umuahia Diocese kidnapped Tuesday, December 15. /

Nigerian Religious Cleric Abducted en route to His Father’s Burial

A Cleric who is a member of a Religious Order in Nigeria was kidnapped by unknown people on Tuesday, December 15 on his way to his father’s burial, the leadership of his Religious Congregation has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama administers the sacrament of confirmation at St. John Mary Vianney Parish in his Archdiocese of Abuja. / Facebook Page Abuja Archdiocese.

Nigerian Archbishop Appeals to “uncharitable” Political Leaders to Embrace Selflessness

The life of John the Baptist is an example of immense humility, a Nigerian Prelate has said while calling on people in various leadership positions in Nigeria, including politicians, to embrace selfless service to their followers.

Fr Matthew Dajo freed by his abductors Wednesday, December 2 after spending 10 days in captivity. / Facebook Page Archdiocese of Abuja.

Abducted Nigerian Priest Freed after 10-Day Captivity Traumatized, in Hospital

The Nigerian Priest kidnapped from a Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese last month who was freed Wednesday, December 2 after 10 days of captivity is traumatized and has been hospitalized, ACI Africa has been told.