(JUST IN): The Catholic Church bans priests and members of the Ministry of Worship from Mbaka

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The Catholic Church has banned Catholics from attending the Catholic worship ministry of controversial Catholic priest, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka.

Recall that Father Mbaka had recently in a video attacked the presidential candidate of the Labor Party (LP), Peter Obi, calling him a miserly man and that he cannot be president of Nigeria.

After several backlashes from the public, the embattled priest apologized to the former governor of Anambra State.

This suspension, according to a statement signed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Enugu, Callistus Onaga, is due to the remarks of Father Mbaka which, according to him, violate the teachings of the church.

He, however, ordered that no Catholic priest or lay faithful may henceforth attend the activities of the Ministry of Adoration until the proper canonical process initiated by the diocese is concluded.

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The statement reads: “In light of events at the Enugu Catholic Worship Ministry Chaplaincy; capable of undermining the Catholic faith and teachings, and after several fraternal corrections and admonitions to Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka, the ministry chaplain; and after giving him pastoral directives and orientations for the Ministry

the chaplaincy, which he persistently violated; and in the discharge of my pastoral duties as Chief Shepherd with the obligation to promote and safeguard the Catholic faith and morals in the Diocese of Enugu, I hereby prohibit all Catholics (Clergy, religious and lay faithful) to henceforth attend all religious and liturgical activities of the Ministry of Catholic Worship until the proper canonical process initiated by the Diocese is concluded.

“My decision is based on the fact that some of the teachings and statements of Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka to the Ministry of Catholic Worship are not in accordance with the teachings and faith of the Catholic Church.

“I enjoin all the Christian faithful to continue to pray for Fr. Mbaka and the Catholic Diocese of Enugu as I entrust him and the Diocese to the motherly care and protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Apostles.

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