First Catholic Bishop In Northern Nigeria Laid To Rest

The first indigenous Catholic Bishop in Northern Nigeria died in December 2020 and he has been laid to rest at the St. Joseph Cathedral, Kaduna, Nigeria.

Many Catholic Bishops including those of the Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province which the late Archbishop led until retirement were all there.


Late Archbishop Peter Y. Jatau


In a homily at the funeral Mass at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Nigeria, John Cardinal Onaiyekan said Archbishop Jatau’s death was glorious “to God but to all of us who have known him and shared with him the inestimable gift of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He slept in the Lord at the ripe old age of one year short of ninety.”