The popular Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, (AMEN) has been indefinitely shut down by the Catholic Diocese of Enugu State. The ministry which is officiated by the popular Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka Was shut down on Friday, 17th of June by the Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Reverend Dr. Callistus Onaga.
In a pastoral injunction issued by the Bishop, His Lordship said “Mbaka has continued to violet all laid down tenets of Catholicism even after several corrections.”
Therefore, all the Catholic clergy, religious and lay faithful are banned from attending all religious and liturgical activities of the Adoration Ministry. This will go on until the due canonical process initiated by the Diocese are concluded.
The Bishop’s letter reads:
“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 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 carç thee and protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Apostles.