Catholics banned from Fr. Mbaka’s adoration ministry over political comments

A ban has been imposed on Rev. Fr. Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry over his recent ‘stingy’ comment on the presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi.

Bishop Calistus Onaga, the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, has banned Rev. Fr. Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry.

MOUTHPIECE NGR had reported that
Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Enugu Catholic Priest, has revealed that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi cannot win the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria

The cleric made this revelation at his Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria.

The priest said unless God ceases to exist, the former Governor of Anambra State would not be the next President of Nigeria.

He said he prefers to see an old man becoming president to a ‘stingy young man’.

The comment by the Catholic priest had generated heated and diverse reactions from the people.

A lot have condemned and accused the cleric of hating Obi because he might have refused to dash his church money.

The cleric has via a statement confessed that his intention was not to malign His Excellency, Peter Obi’s image but to pray for him.

He therefore, tendered his apology to Peter Obi and his admirers and prayed for God’s Blessing on him.

In a letter forwarded to ‘All the Clery, Religious and Lay Faithful in the Catholic Diocese of Enugu’, Bishop Onaga has now placed a ban on them from having anything to do with the Adoration Ministry.

He said, “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.”

Bishop Onaga told “all Christian faithful to keep praying for Fr. Mbaka.”

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