change language
you are in: home - ecumenis...dialogue - internat...or peace - assisi 2...or peace contacting usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

  

The book "The Christmas Lunch" available online for free. DOWNLOAD! And prepare Christmas with the poor

On November 30th join the World Day of the Cities for Life against the death penalty

How, when and where to join all over the world. The map of the cities, latest news, video. Visit this page for updates and share it! The hashtag is #nodeathpenalty

Daily comments to pray with the Word of God on the website and facebook

12/03/2016
Sunday Vigil

The Everyday Prayer


 
printable version

Kaigama Ignatius Ayau


Catholic Archbishop, Nigeria

Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (born 31 July 1958 in Kona, Taraba, Nigeria), is archbishop of Jos in Nigeria.

Kaigama studied for the priesthood at St. Augustine's Seminary in Jos with further study in theology in Rome. He was ordained on 6 June 1981. He attended the Pontifical Gregorian University, earning a doctorate in theology in 1991.

Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of the newly established Roman Catholic Diocese of Jalingo. He was consecrated as bishop on 23 April 1995 by the Bishop of Yola, Patrick Francis SheehanOSA, the co-consecrators were Gregory Obinna Ochiagha, Bishop of Orlu, and Athanasius Atule Usuh, Bishop of Makurdi.

In 2000, Kaigama was appointed by Pope John Paul II to succeed Gabriel Gonsum Ganaka as Archbishop of Jos.

Kaigama is currently President of the Nigerian Bishops' Conference and the also the President of the Episcopal Conference of West African Catholic Bishops. He is also chairman of the Plateau State-convened "Interreligious Committee for Peace". Together with the late Emir of Wase, Alhaji Haruna Abdullahi, he has been involved in promoting mutual understanding between Christians and Muslims.

After the riots in Jos in January 2010, he calmed the situation and clarified the conflict in the international press. On 25 July 2012, Archbishop Kaigama was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation by Pope Benedict XVI.

In 2014, the Catholic Bishops Conference in Nigeria supported legislation to make participation in a same-sex marriage a crime punishable by 14 years imprisonment. It noted the move as a "courageous act" and a "step in the right direction". Kaigama argued that the action was "in line with the moral and ethical values of the Nigerian and African cultures", and blessed President Goodluck Jonathan for not bowing to international pressure: "To protect you and your administration against the conspiracy of the developed world to make our country and continent, the dumping ground for the promotion of immoral practices".

Kaigama also openly condemned the disproportionate focus on contraception in foreign aid programs. In 2014, Kaigama said: “In the first place, children die in infant mortality, in inter-tribal wars and diseases, but yet you come to say ‘decrease your population and we will give you economic help.’ We want food, we want education, we want good roads, healthcare. We are being given the wrong things and we are being asked to accept, simply because we are poor.”

[September 2016]
Source: Wikipedia

Assisi 2016 - Thirst for Peace

 

Tirana 2015 - Peace is Always Possible

 

Antwerp 2014 Peace is the future

 

#peaceispossible #thirstforpeace
PROGRAMME

ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 29 2016
La Civiltà Cattolica
Intervista a Papa Francesco in occasione del viaggio apostolico in Svezia
October 5 2016
Avvenire
Marco Impagliazzo: Nel tempo del noi
October 2 2016
Avvenire
Quale accoglienza? Il metodo «adottivo» che emerge da Assisi
September 30 2016
Vida Nueva
Marco Impagliazzo: “Los líderes musulmanes deben denunciar con más valentía el terrorismo”
September 30 2016
Il Ticino
Alle sorgenti della pace in un mondo assetato
all press-related


Giovani x la Pace

Per Natale, regala il Natale! Aiutaci a preparare un vero pranzo in famiglia per i nostri amici più poveri