The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has indefinitely suspended the operation of the Adoration Ministry officiated by Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka in Emene, Enugu.
In a pastoral injunction issued by the Bishop of the Diocese, Most Rev Dr. Callistus Onaga, the Bishop said that Mbaka has continued to violet all laid down tenets of Catholicism even after several corrections.
Recall that on 31 December 2014, Mbaka told a congregation that the then-president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan had failed to stem the tide of insecurity and corruption in the country, and urged them to vote the administration out. Fr. Mbaka’s call for a change in administration is in tandem with his priestly-prophetic ministry. Fr. Mbaka has been consistent in directing, advising and forewarning every administration in Nigeria since he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest.
The Bishop, therefore, banned all the Catholic clergy Fr. Mbaka, religious and lay faithful from attending all religious and liturgical activities of the Adoration Ministry until the due canonical process initiated by the Diocese is concluded.
The Bishop’s letter reads:
“In the light of the happenings in the Catholic Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy Enugu: capable of undermining the Catholic faith and teachings; and after several fraternal corrections and admonitions to Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka, the Chaplain of the Ministry.
“And after having given him pastoral directives and guidelines for the Ministry Chaplaincy, which he persistently violated; and in fulfilment of my pastoral duties as the Chief Shepherd with the obligation to promote and safeguard the Catholic faith and morals in Enugu Diocese, I hereby prohibit all Catholics (clergy, religious and lay faithful) henceforth from attending all religious and liturgical activities of the Adoration Ministry until the due canonical process initiated by the Diocese is concluded.
“My decision is based on the fact that some of the teachings and utterances of Fr Camillus Ejike Mbaka at the Catholic Adoration Ministry are not consistent with the teachings and faith of the Catholic Church.
“I enjoin all the Christian Faithful to keep praying for Fr. Mbaka and the Catholic Diocese of Enugu as I entrust him and the Diocese to the maternal carç thee and protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Apostles.”