Watch Protest Against Closure Of Mbaka’s Adoration Ministries In Enugu State (Video)
Protesters rushed to the streets to condemn the closure of Adoration Ministries, which was led by Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, a suspended Catholic cleric.
The Catholic Diocese of Enugu stopped all Catholic faithful from attending services at Father Mbaka's Adoration Ministry, according to Salemgists.
This came after the priest received widespread criticism for claiming that the Labour Party's presidential nominee, Mr. Peter Obi, could never be President of Nigeria because he was too frugal.
A statement released by the Bishop of Enugu, Father Callistus Onaga, read:
“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 Chaplaincy, which he persistently violated; and in the 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.”
However, supporters of Adoration Ministries are currently protesting against the closure of the church today, June 19.