The Catholic Church in Nigeria is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope, the curia in Rome, and the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). The present president of the CBCN as of 2020 is Augustine Obiora Akubeze , Archbishop of Benin city , who was preceded by the Archbishop of Jos Catholic Diocese, Ignatius Kaigama.
The terms Greek Catholic, Greek Catholic church or Byzantine Catholic, Byzantine Catholic Church may refer to: Individually, any 14 of the 23 Eastern Catholic Churches which use the Byzantine rite , a.k.a. Greek Rite :
The exercise of infallibility takes several forms (see Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 890-891, citing Lumen Gentium, 25). One form is exercised by the Pope when speaking ex cathedra (literally, “from the chair” of St. Peter, in his authority as pope) on matters of faith or morals, even if he does so without the support of the bishops.