Pope Francis has officially announced the retirement of His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan as the Archbishop of Abuja Dioceses.
In line with Josef Ishu, division of Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, a letter arrived from Rome and Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama as the new Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja.
Ishu, nevertheless, famous that the date for the set up of the new Archbishop could be communicated in due time. Kaigama was the Archbishop of Jos from 2000 to 2019, when he turned first Archbishop Coadjutor after which Archbishop of Abuja.
John Cardinal Onaiyekan, who confirmed his retirement additionally famous that it was lengthy over due. Onaiyekan stated that it was time for transition and time for a brand new chief to come back and proceed the place he had stopped.
His Eminence, John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan was born 29 January, 1944; he’s a Nigerian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Abuja from 1994 to 2019 and was made a Cardinal in 2012.
The cleric has served as President of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria; President of the Catholic Bishops’ Convention of Nigeria; and Bishop of Ilorin.