The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has banned Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria, from commenting on partisan politics.
The Catholic Diocese is also getting involved in the running of the ministry saying that Father Mbaka will no longer solely oversee its activities.
A letter signed from the Catholic Bishop of Enugu, Callistus Onaga said that the Adoration ministry has now been converted to chaplaincy.
It reads further that the
Making it chaplaincy, automatically brings it under the control of the Enugu Diocese and gives the bishop the power to appoint a chaplain to oversee its operations
The bishop further stated that he can appoint any ministerial officer to assist the chaplains to oversee the pastoral activities of the ministry.
These directives were made public following Mbaka’s resumption to church activities of the ministry, after he announced he was proceeding on One-month private prayer retreat.
The fiery priest has been in the eye of the storm after his followers invaded the residence of the Bishop after the Father Mbaka was reported to have been arrested.
Mbaka’s comments on political issues had repeatedly questioned his neutrality, a situation the Catholic Church has not found palatable.