Buhari Congratulates New Catholic Archbishop

In News 2019-12-05 11:07:05
Buhari Congratulates New Catholic Archbishop
Buhari Congratulates New Catholic Archbishop

By Olamide Fadoju


President Buhari has congratulated the new Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Ignatius Kaigama, on his new assignment.


Archbishop Kaigama takes over from Cardinal John Onaiyekan who retired from the post after turning 75.


The President convening his good wishes in a letter wished him well in his “new spiritual assignment".


“I rejoice with you on your appointment as the Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja by the Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis.


“With your pedigree as a priest and administrator, I have no doubt that you will make an impressive success of your new office. Your background as immediate past President of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, former Archbishop of Jos.


“Former President of Episcopal Conference of West Africa Catholic Bishops, and former Chairman, Plateau State Inter-religious Committee for Peace, among others, will stand you in good stead in the new assignment.”


“You have always promoted peace, inter-faith dialogue, and mutual understanding between religions. I wish you great success and higher strides as the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja. Accept my best wishes.”