BREAKING: Enugu Catholic Diocese Suspends Father Mbaka’s Ministry

By Damilare Adeleye

The Enugu Catholic Diocese has suspended all priests and Catholic faithful from attending the Adoration Ministry, Enugu led by Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka.

According to the church, the suspension will remain in force until the due canonical process initiated by the Diocese is concluded.

This development was contained in a letter signed by the Bishop of Enugu Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga and addressed to to all clergymen and lay faithful.

The 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.”

The ban followed the recent scathing remarks by the cleric, who described Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi as a stingy man, saying the presidential candidate would never become a president if God exists.