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Adoration Ministry converts to chaplaincy

CATHOLIC Diocese of Enugu has converted Adoration Ministry, Enugu to a Chaplaincy and also banned Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka from partisan politics either by “way of active engagement or by prophetic naming of candidates for positions of power”.

  The new guidelines/directives were issued by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, as Mbaka is set to resume activities of the ministry which was suspended following his one-month private retreat.

 Recall that  Fr. Mbaka went on the spiritual retreat after his controversial statement about the presidency, demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari should resign or be impeached over “bad governance”.

 The presidency accused Mbaka of being angry because he was denied a contract which Mbaka admitted that he once took three security contractors to President Buhari who are foreign nationals who had said, “they had the platform to end insecurity in this country under one month”.

 The church said the reason for the new directives is “to safeguard the integrity of the Church and forestall future abuses in the Adoration Ministry, and as necessary conditions for the existence of the ministry”.

 In the new directives, Fr. Mbaka still remains the Chaplain but the bishop now possesses the power to appoint a new Chaplain.

“The Adoration Ministry, Enugu, is to be recognised as a chaplaincy in the Catholic Diocese of Enugu under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka. As a Catholic outfit of the Diocese of Enugu, it shall enjoy all the pastoral privileges of the Diocese of Enugu and is to be under the pastoral and managerial obligation of the same diocese.

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