Onaiyekan hands over to Kaigama as Catholic Archbishop of Abuja



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Onaiyekan hands over to Kaigama as Catholic Archbishop of Abuja

Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja



 

HIS Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has officially handed over to His Grace, Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, as the new Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja.



During an Order of Mass for Installation of the New Metropolitan Archbishop yesterday in Abuja, His Excellency, Most Rev. Anothonio Fillipazzi, Apostolic Nuncio, prayed God to hide Kaigama under His shadow.

Fillipazzi recalled that the Holy Father, Pope Francis on November 9, 2019, officially announced the retirement of His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, as the Archbishop of Abuja Dioceses.

According to him, in the letter from Rome, Italy, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama as the new Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kaigama was the Archbishop of Jos, Plateau State, from 2000 to 2019, when he became the first Archbishop Coadjutor and then Archbishop of Abuja.

Pope recently accepted the retirement of Cardinal Onaiyekan, who clocked the retirement age of 75 on January 29, 2019.

The announcement coincided with the opening of the first plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha and three governors were among dignitaries at the installation mass.

The event also attracted ministers, traditional rulers, members of the diplomatic corps and other prominent individuals.

It was held at the Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles, popularly called the Papal Ground, Kubwa, in Abuja.

Osinbajo, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari and led the Federal Government delegation, congratulated Kaigama on his elevation by Pope Francis.

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi paid tributes to the new Abuja Archbishop and lauded Onaiyekan for “his consistency defence of truth”.

Taraba State Governor Ishaku Darius said Kaigama gave his life to Christ while still young, adding that he would miss the priest’s spiritual guidance.

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong attributed the peace in the state to the tireless efforts of Kaigama, who he said laid the foundation for peace.

Onaiyekan hands over to Kaigama as Catholic Archbishop of Abuja

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