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Cheers and colorful attire celebrate Nigeria's newest cardinal

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Their clothing prominently featured his name as well as his image, with colorful patters in the background.

CHRISTOPHER CHIEDU
Pilgrim (Nigeria)
“So we decided to put on this regalia so we can be one, and that a point in time we can identify ourselves.” 

With his creation as cardinal, the charismatic Archbishop of Abuja becomes the eighteenth cardinal from Africa, and eleventh papal elector.

CHRISTOPHER CHIEDU
Pilgrim (Nigeria)
“This is a very actually special occasion for us at this point because he was our archbishop and now have been made cardinal, John cardinal Onaiyekan. So it is quite very special moment for us...”

Amidst traditional Nigerian cheers from nearly 200 visitors, the Pope handed Onaiyekan his ring and biretta, symbolizing his ascension into the College of Cardinals.

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