Archbishop Msgr Ignatius Kaigama, of Jos in Nigeria
Visit to Canada Postponed
Montreal, Friday, October 20, 2017—Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is announcing that the visit of Msgr Ignatius Kaigama, archbishop of Jos in Nigeria has been postponed due to delays in the visa acquisition process. The visit, initially scheduled for October 31 through to November 3 with a series of conferences in between, will be rescheduled to the week of June 5 through to June 8, 2018.
“We are maintaining contact with Msgr Kaigama who regrets this situation and who is also very excited to be able to come and speak about his work of dialogue and about the situation of Christians in Nigeria,” explains Marie-Claude Lalonde, the National Director of ACN Canada. Our partners who have supported the organization in various dioceses where conferences were planned, have been informed and have expressed their support and readiness to welcome Msgr. Kaimaga this coming June.
November 3rd Mass: Remains on the Schedule
Otherwise, the Mass which will be celebrated for persecuted Christians and presided over by Msgr Christian Lépine, the Archbishop of Montreal, and to which Msgr Kaigama was due to participate, will go ahead on Friday, November 3, at 7:30 pm, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal. The popular author/singer/songwriter Robert Lebel will be at the celebration to provide the music for the liturgy and will be accompanied by l’Espace Benoit-Lacroix. Mrs Chantal Roussety, a musician and friend of ACN, will be at the organ with musical meditations before and during the liturgy.
For more information about this event, plus call 514-932-0552, or contact ACN via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.