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Cardinal Onaiyekan: creation an honour for Nigeria

(Vatican Radio) Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria was one of the six men created Cardinal on Saturday at the Ordinary Public Consistory for the purpose, over which Pope Benedict XVI presided. Cardinal Onaiyekan spoke with the head of Vatican Radio’s English for Africa service, Fr. Moses Hamungole. “I feel a sense of responsibility,” said Cardinal Onaiyekan, adding, “I also consider it an honour.” Noting the prospects of the new role for fostering peace and reconciliation in his country, Cardinal Onaiyekan went on to say, “Christians and Muslims [both] rejoice that they have a Cardinal – I think it is good.” : Listen to Fr. Moses Hamungole’s extended conversation with the newly-created Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria: RealAudioMP3