Bishop Calistus Onaga, the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, has banned Rev. Fr. Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry.
According to Sololoaded, this comes on the heels of Mbaka’s outburst against Labour Party Presidential candidate Mr. Peter Obi.
The priest had declared that Obi, whom he called a “stingy man,” would never be able to rule Nigeria.
This did not sit well with many Nigerians, who demanded that he face appropriate sanctions.
Bishop Onaga has now barred them from participating in the Adoration Ministry in a letter he personally signed and addressed to ‘All the Clery, Religious, and Lay Faithful in the Catholic Diocese of Enugu.’
“In 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 Ministry,” he wrote.
“My decision is based on the fact that some of Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka’s teachings and utterances at the Catholic Adoration Ministry are inconsistent with the teachings and faith of the Catholic Church.”
Bishop Onaga urged “all Christian faithful to continue to pray for Fr. Mbaka.”
According to SOLOLOADED, this is not the first time Fr. Mbaka has faced sanctions in recent years.
Last year, after putting his activities on hold for a month, the Diocesan authority converted the adoration ministry to chaplaincy. He was then told to stay away from politics.
But he quickly asserted that no one could prevent him from speaking.
“Those who think Mbaka will be quiet are wasting their time,” he said last year in an interview.
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