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BREAKING: Enugu Catholic Prohibits Members From Mbaka’s Adoration Indefinitely
More troubles for Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka as Enugu Catholic Diocese prohibits her members from attending Church Service at the Adoration Ministry until further notice.
The order follows wrongful utterance made three days ago against the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi over his presidential ambition.
In what has stirred public condemnation mainly on media, Mbaka had said Obi, who is the Labour Party’s flag bearer for the upcoming presidential race, is stingy and therefore will not be Nigeria’s next president.
However, the clergyman had tendered an unreserved apology on Friday and sought forgiveness from Obi and his supporters. He further prayed for the Anambra-born economist to succeed in his quest as the country searched for saviour over her lingered economic issues.
In a statement signed and made public by Bishop Callin V.C Onega noted the move was to “promote and safeguard the Catholic faith and morals in Enugu Diocese”.
Onega pointedly explained that most of the activities from Mbaka are no longer consistent with the teaching and faith of the Catholic Church.
He called on all Catholics, including clergy, religious and lay faithful to stay away from Mbaka-led adoration “until the canonical process initiated by the Diocese is concluded.
The letter read:
To All the Clergy, Religious, and Lay Faithful in the Catholic Diocese of Enugu
Dear Msgri, Frs., Bros. and Srs.. Dear People of God,
PASTORAL INJUNCTION ON ATTENDANCE TO CATHOLIC ADORATION MINISTRY CHAPLAINCY ENUGU
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 fulfillment of my pastoral duties as the Chief Shepherd with the obligation to promote and safeguard the Catholic faith and morals in Enugu Diocese, hereby prohibit all Catholics (clergy, religious and lay faithful) henceforth from attending all religious and liturgical activities of the Catholic 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 care and protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Apostles.
Fraternally Yours in Christ,
Callin V.C Onega
BISHOP OF NUGU