Just In: Bishop Onaga Appoints Fr Amadi To Head Adoration Ministry As Fr Mbaka Removed, Send To Monastery
Report reaching Hotmedia.ng has it that Bishop Callistus Onaga Of The Catholic Diocese Of Enugu has appointed Rev Fr Anthony Amadi as the new director Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria.
Hotmedia.ng gathered that Rev Father Ejike Mbaka was instructed to go to Monastery for deep prayers to ask God for proper directions over his Calling which he made controversial.
Our correspondent gathered that there was a protest against the Bishop’s decision yesterday in Enugu.
Charismatic Enugu priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has been transferred out from the Adoration Ministry.
The media reports that the Church’s latest decision is already generating protest from Mbaka’s followers.
The Adoration Ministry, which was shut down three months ago, was re-opened yesterday, Sunday.
However, in the place of Fr. Mbaka, another clergy of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Rev. Fr. Anthony Amadi has been posted to take charge of the Adoration Ministry.
Mbaka has been sent to Monastery.
A top member of the ministry, who confirmed the posting to our correspondent, said the development was unfortunate.
According to him, “all along, the Bishop has been trying to take over the Adoration Ministry. But I can assure you that no priest will succeed there. So long as Fr. Mbaka is not there, nobody will come there to worship.”
According to the Bishop Onaga letter “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 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, announcing the re-opening of the ministry on Thursday, Mbaka through the ministry’s facebook handle ‘Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria – AMEN’, asked his followers/adorers to converge at the Adoration ground Umuchigbo Iji Nike Emene Enugu State on Sunday, 2nd October, 2022.
More details soon……