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Enugu Diocese ban Catholics from attending Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry

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The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga has imposed a ban on Rev. Fr. Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry over his attack on Peter Obi, Motherland Post can authoritavely confirm.

Motherland Post reports that the action is connected to Mbaka’s outburst against the Labour Party presidential candidate and former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi.

Mbaka had declared that Obi, who he described as “a stingy man”, would never rule Nigeria as he had cursed him and the only way for the curse to be averted is for Obi to kneel before him.

The comment by Mbaka generated heavy social media criticisms and backlash towards Mbaka whom many claimed is still bitter over an imposed donation on Peter Obi which the former Anambra State governor rejected.

In a letter he personally signed, addressed to ‘All the Clery, Religious and Lay Faithful in the Catholic Diocese of Enugu’, Bishop Onaga has now banned them from having anything to do with the Adoration Ministry.

He said in the letter that, “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 enjoined “all Christian faithful to keep praying for Fr. Mbaka.”

This is not the first time Fr. Mbaka is facing sanctions in recent times.

The Diocesan authority had last year, after placing his activities on hold for a month, also converted the adoration ministry to chaplaincy. He was then asked to keep off politics.

But he quickly maintained that no one could stop him from speaking.

“Those who think Mbaka will be quiet, you are wasting your time,” he had said last year in reaction to the ban placed on him from commenting on political activities.

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