Bishop Bans Priests, Catholic Faithful From Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry’s Activities

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The Catholic bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Callistus Onaga, weekend, banned Catholic priests and Catholic faithful from all activities of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu.

The ministry is founded by Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka. Mbaka’s political prophecies, especially the latest ones upon the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, Mr Peter Obi, would have attracted the latest sanction by the bishop.

Mbaka had prophesied that Mr Obi would never win the election because of his stinginess. Mbaka, however, apologised and retracted his statement on Friday.

Bishop Onaga’s verdict 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.”

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