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Nigeria’s Newest Cardinal: Presidential Election Will ‘Either Make or Break Nigeria’

Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNACardinal Peter Ebere Okpaleke, bishop of the southern Nigerian diocese of Ekwulobia, pictured as he took possession of his titular church in Rome on Feb. 5, 2023.

In Cardinal Okpaleke’s Lenten message for his diocese, he emphasized the responsibility that Nigeria’s many young voters — 40% of newly registered voters are students — have in this election.