The Catholic Church has barred Rev Father Ejike Mbaka, the founder of Adoration Ministry Enugu, from holding any services till further notice after he labeled Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi as a stingy person.
The Church’s decision is based on the fact that some of Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka’s teachings and utterances at the Catholic Adoration Ministry are not consistent with the teachings and faith of the Catholic Church, according to a statement made available to 9News Nigeria by the Bishop of Enugu State, Callistus Onaga.
Read the full statement below,
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 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 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.
BISHOP OF ENUGU.