The Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has called on the Federal Government to give priority to poverty alleviation and improving the lives of Nigerians.
Kaigama, who gave the charge in Abuja, at the Maiden General Assembly of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, said that all the increases in bills at this very difficult time, made life intolerable.
”We continue to encourage families and parishes to take care of the young ones.
“The Holy Childhood Association should be formed in schools and parishes where children are taught early how to share with others and sacrifice for the sake of the Gospel.
“Annual children’s day should be celebrated in parishes and schools. Likewise, the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS), activities have to be taken more seriously.
‘”In our Archdiocese, we have the Catholic Television and Good Shepherd newspapers which are essential to supporting and sustaining our faith and spirituality,” he said.
According to him, we need to use these more effectively at these challenging times, especially with our newly-created 30 pastoral areas and expanded 11 Archdiocesan commissions.
”We hope that the pastoral areas with the cooperation of all will grow to quasi parishes and then to full parishes.