Catholic church sets to suspend Father Mbaka over clash with the Presidency(Details)
Catholic church sets to suspend Father Mbaka over clash with the Presidency
The spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Father Ejike Mbaka has alleged that there’s a move by the leadership of the Catholic diocese to shut down his ministry.
The clergyman made this shocking announcement shortly after resurfacing after being declared missing.
According to Mbaka, he was summoned by the Church leadership, led by Bishop Calistus Onaga over his recent comments pertaining to the Nnamdi Kanu and the presidency.
He further revealed that the suspension would last for a period of one month. As he was told to remain indoors and reflect on himself during this period.
Here’s what he said;
“How can they believe what others say, and they will not believe what the priest is saying? The emphasis is ‘please, let me go to celebrate the mass’, but they said ‘no’. If a priest will request to celebrate mass and they say ‘no’, that means something is wrong.
“Allow me to and celebrate mass for my people just for today, I won’t even tell them that I am being punished, they said, No. I will just tell my members that I’m going for 30 days prayer, that after 30 days, we will come back and everybody will obey, they said, No.
“I also begged them to appoint another priest to come and celebrate mass for you today, they also said No.
“They didn’t treat me in a pastoral way. I was asking ‘am I being punished for what’?
“They said it was a meeting, but even before I reached the Bishop’s house, the conclusion has already been made. What happened to me was like the day I was shot on the road.
“Unfortunately for them, even before the meeting, a woman was already going around bragging that the Bishop will call me for a meeting, and that I was going to leave my house here for 30 days, and that after the 30 days, I would be sent to Rome, and Adoration ministry will be closed.
“In a time and cases like this, don’t give me a punishment that will cause troubles for us because I’m not alone.”