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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Pope includes Nigerian Archbishop among newly appointed cardinals

 
Pope Benedict XVI named six new cardinals yesterday Wednesday October 24th, and among them is a Nigerian Arch-bishop, John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, who until his promotion, was the Archbishop of Abuja. Bishop Onaiyekan becomes the fourth Nigerian cardinal after Cardinal Dominic Ekandem, Cardinal Francis Arinze and Cardinal Olubumi Okogie.

The other five newly appointed cardinals are: Archbishop of Bogota, Colombia, Ruben Salazar Gomez; Archbishop of Manila, Philippines, Luis Antonio Tagle; Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites in Lebanon, Bechara Boutros Rai; and the major Archbishop of the Trivandrum of the Siro-Malankaresi in India, Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Your Grace who will now be addressed as His Eminence.....he better comes out as the next pope ooooo before they rob him the way they robbed cardinal arinze .....

Dr. Rukevwe said...

Congrats to him.

Immaculate said...

CONGRATS TO THEM ALL.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

My joy knew no bounds when I heard d news yesterday,its a well deserved honour,my Bishop has been a very gud shepherd to d Abuja Catholics,non catholics and even non Christians. He's a very simple,jovial,lively,loving personnalty. Above all he's a bridge builder,his roles in seeing to d unity of Christians and Muslims in Abuja cannot be over emphasized. Whenever he enters the sacristy to vest for mass,he takes his time to discuss and joke with us.
Congratulations His Eminence Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan. May God bless and keep you Padre.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Great news
Billie jean

Anonymous said...

GODKNOWS,

DEAR LINDA

Bishop Onaiyekan becomes the "third" Nigerian cardinal after Cardinal Francis Arinze and Cardinal Olubumi Okogie.

WE HAD LATE CARDINAL EKANDEM

CONGRATS NIGERIA. SOMETHING GOOD CAN COME OUT OF NIGERIA

Anonymous said...

Hypocrites! Pharisees and Sadducees.

Anonymous said...

Hello Linda, please check your facts before publishing re - 3rd Nigerian Cardinal after Cardinal Francis Arinze and Cardinal Olubumi Okogie. You have missed out the first Nigerian Cardinal, Cardinal Dominic Ekandem. Please correct this. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Linda, you forgot to include Dominic Cardinal Ekandem, first Cardinal in Nigeria, in your list.

Anonymous said...

No linda, he is the fourth. The first being late Cardinal Ekanem or Ekadem, not sure which one.

Anonymous said...

Linda he's the fourth Nigerian Cardinal, you left out Late Cardinal Ekanem. You for google am na.

Unknown said...

That's great news, Congratulations to Cardinal Onaiyekan
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Unknown said...

Nice one..congrats Sir

Eze said...

No matter the atrocities and anarchy on our land, one thing for sure is that Nigerians are God fearing people. Proud to be a Catholic.

SEC GEN said...

Linda, He becomes the fourth Nigerian Cardinal, the immediate past ArchBishop of Abuja, was also a cardinal, His Eminence Cardinal Dominic Ekandem of blessed memory, he passed on in 1996, He is buried at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Procathedral, Abuja

Meka. said...

CONGRATULATIONS his eminence, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaikan..may God continue 2 bless and sustain U̶̲̥̅̊,grant U̶̲̥̅̊ long,healthy n fruitful life in his vineyard amen.

Anonymous said...

Congrats 2 our archbishop, may God increase him all raminification.

Hourayh said...

Aunty Linda, get ur facts right!

Archbishop Onaiyekan is the 4th Cardinal from Naija.

You missed out, or are seemingly unaware of, His Eminence (late) Cardinal Ekandem!

Hourayh said...

Aunty Linda, get ur facts right!

Archbishop Onaiyekan is the 4th Cardinal from Naija.

You missed out, or are seemingly unaware of, His Eminence (late) Cardinal Ekandem!

nkeonyelu said...

congrat.. his grace!.. congrat africa!... congrat nigeria!.. #proudlycatholic#

sokomighty said...

Τ̲̅ђƎ reward FO̶̷̩̥̊͡Я a job well done is more work...congrats padre

ebuka said...

He is the 4th from Nigeria.Dominic Cardinal Ekandem was the 1st.followed by Francis Cardinal Arinze.u know the rest.

So happy for him.

Been there done that said...

Congratulations. Honour well deserved. May God strengthen your vocation as you become a prince of the church

Unknown said...

Congratulations to him.

Anonymous said...

Banario so you are a mass servant.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations your grace!!!

Anonymous said...

Bonario pleeeease marry me.

Ify

Chukwu Albert said...

All the best to His Eminence John Onaiyekan. He's a source of inspiration to me.

Chukwu Albert said...

All the best to His Eminence John Onaiyekan. He's a source of inspiration to me. I believe in what I see. Am not surprised but happy at this joyous achievement.

Anonymous said...

Nop! He waz d 4th Cardinal, after Cardinal Arinze, Cardinal Ekandem, Cardinal Okogie, & Him. Fabianson said xo. from Holy Trinity Maitama, ABJ. OFFICIAL SWAGG!!!

Anonymous said...

@Bonario... So you are a Mass Server or...How nice*smiles*.

mike said...

Proud to say I have served with him before now ......... cooool

Unknown said...

y r u sayn dz bro?

Anonymous said...

May God forgive your ignorant and uneducated existence as a being

Anonymous said...

Soo? Devil worshippers!

Anonymous said...

You're stupid

Anonymous said...

@6:54 be mindful of the rubbish that flows out from ur gutters.

francisca said...

Congrats ur Eminence. I am a pround catholic.

Anonymous said...

Congratz Pabdre,more grease to your elbows.Its a well deserved appointment and he is so charismatic

Anonymous said...

Congrats to His Eminence, Cardinal Onaiyekan. May God grant u more wisdom in His vineyard. Amen. Proud to be a catholic. NG - Onye-uwa.

Anonymous said...

And who made you a judge ? Better repent before the devil kick u into the lake of fire...alakoba

Anonymous said...

Everyone is proud to be a catholic now. The Cardinal belongs to all of us. After all, success has many relatives. WE are proud of you sir. More good things from 9ja.

Anonymous said...

Spoken like the true offspring of the Devil

Anonymous said...

Lmao this blog no go kill me!! Congrats

Anonymous said...

@10:42 we are sorry for being selfish, he is actually for all of us.

Anonymous said...

Pls oo,those of u saying that Linda omitted Ekandem should use their glases ooo,I percieve some level of myopicness here.mikkypraise.

Anonymous said...

This news united lIB readers.wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

Catholic till I die.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to His Eminence!!!

GlamNotchApparels said...

He deserves it. Congrats. #proudlyCatholic

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