Catholic Diocese Of Enugu Lifts Ban On Father Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry
The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has lifted the ban on the Adoration ministry of Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka.
The Nigerian Voice recalls that the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga, had banned the Catholic faithful from attending the Ministry following Mbaka’s comment against the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Mbaka had during his mid-week prayer activities described Obi as a stingy man, adding that he can not be Nigeria’s president.
The Catholic Diocese of Enugu thereafter disassociated themself from the utterances.
The Diocese noted that Mbaka’s attack on Obi breached Canon 220 of the 1983 Code of the Canon Law that prohibited anyone from illegitimately harming the good name of a person.
Bishop Onaga in a letter which was addressed to ‘All the Clery, Religious and Lay Faithful in the Catholic Diocese of Enugu’ banned worshippers from having anything to do with the Adoration Ministry.
Meanwhile, in a statement released on his Facebook account on Thursday, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka disclosed that the ban on his ministry has been suspended.
The statement read, ”Dear Adorers, to the glory of God, Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria Amen, starts on Sunday 2nd October 2022 with 10 am Mass at the Adoration ground Umuchigbo Iji Nike Emene Enugu State.
“God bless you miraculously as you come to worship God with us, Rev Fr, Ejike Mbaka”