Fr. Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry Banned Indefinitely Over Alter Utterances Against The People’s Choice Peter Obi [LETTER INSIDE]
~ Adoration Ministry Enugu Banned Till Further Notice
The Catholic Bishop of Enugu, Bishop Callistus Onaga has banned all Catholic Faithfuls from attending programs in Fr. Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry, Enugu.
Charity Reporters earlier reported that Mbaka apologised and blessed Peter Obi and his supporters through a letter he personally signed on Friday after the Enugu Diocese dissociated itself from the cleric’s utterances which it described as divisive and unbecoming of a priest.
It also reported that Mbaka breached canon 220 of 1983 Code of Canon Law which prohibits anyone from illegitimately tarnishing the good name of another person.
However, in a letter Bishop Onaga personally signed, which was addressed to ‘All the Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful in the Catholic Diocese of Enugu’, the diocese banned Catholics from having anything to do with the Adoration Ministry.
The letter reads;
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 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 Diocese