The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga, has reportedly banned parishioners from attending Rev. Fr. Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry.
This comes after the harsh comments Father Mbaka made about politician and Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
On Wednesday, June 16, while preaching in his church, Fr Mbaka denounced Mr. Obi as a stingy guy who was unfit to be President.
In a letter Onaga personally signed and addressed to ‘All the Clery, Religious and Lay Faithful in the Catholic Diocese of Enugu’, he said they were all banned from having anything to do with the Adoration Ministry.
According to the letter, Father Mbaka does not want to adhere to the directives of the Church.
“and in fulfillment of my pastoral duties as the Chief Shepherd”, “I hereby prohibit all Catholics (clergy, religious and lay faithful) henceforth from attending all religious and liturgical activities of the Cathooic Adoration Ministry until the due canonical process initiated by the Diocese is concluded.”
While noting that his decision was based on the fact that Mbaka’s teaching and utterances were not consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church, he enjoined “all Christian faithful to keep praying for Fr. Mbaka.”
Meanwhile, Fr. Mbaka has issued a public apology in response to the widespread condemnation he has received from Nigerians, the Enugu Diocese, and other pastors.
Ghgossip has chanced upon a release headlined “Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka Blesses His Excellency Peter Obi and His Supporters” where Father Mbaka apologized to the followers and supporters of Peter Obi for any utterances that didn’t sit well with them.