Reverend Father Mbaka canceled by the Catholic Church
It appeared to be a matter of time before the Catholic Church reacted, and it very much has with Reverend Father Mbaka of Adoration Ministry.
The clergy man has been quite the controversial figure lately, partly due to his political opinions in the Nigerian scene, and to that effect, the Roman Catholic Church has reacted.
The Church has proceeded to ban Catholics from attending or associating with the Catholic Adoration Ministry of the controversial Catholic priest, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka.
This comes in response to the Reverend in a recent video attacking the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, with the tag of ‘stingy man’ and how he cannot be allowed to be president of Nigeria.
The statement brought him many backlash and political enemies of the public, to which the embattled priest quickly apologized for.
This suspension according to a statement signed by the Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Callistus Onaga is because of the utterances of Father Mbaka which he said violates the church’s teachings.
He, however, ordered that no Catholic priest or lay faithful should attend activities of the Adoration Ministry henceforth until the due canonical process initiated by the Diocese is concluded.
The statement read:
“In the light of the happenings in the Catholic Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy Enugu; capable of undermining the Catholic faith and teachings, and atter 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 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.”