Abuja Catholic Church gets new Archbishop as Cardinal Onaiyekan successor



His Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed His Grace, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama as the co-adjutor Archbishop of Abuja.

With his appointment, Kaigama will take over from His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan who clocked the retirement age of 75 on January 29, 2019.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, His Grace, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, made the announcement during the opening ceremony of the first plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) in Abuja.


Kaigama who is currently the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Jos and immediate past President of the CBCN, is a priest of Jukun origin from Taraba State.

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“We congratulate and pray for Archbishop Kaigama. I know that it is not easy for him. But I told him like Abraham, go out of your land in the land God will show you and God will bless you and make you the father of many people,” Filipazzi said.




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