ANTI PETER OBI UTTERANCES: ENUGU CATHOLIC DIOCESE BANS MBAKA’S ADORATION MINISTRY
Enugu: The Bishop of Enugu Catholic Diocese, Most Rev Dr Callistus Onaga has issued a pastoral injunction banning the Catholic faithful from attending Adoration Ministry, Enugu, in the aftermath of the recent verbal assault by the Ministry’s Spiritual Director, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka on the person of Mr Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential candidate.
Recall that Fr. Mbaka had recanted and apologized to Mr Peter Obi, after his earlier verbal attack.
The Bishop’s statement reads:
“To 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.