Catholic Enugu Diocese Backtracks, Says Father Mbaka Not Removed From Adoration Ministry

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The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has broken silence on the controversy surrounding the reported removal of the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka.

The diocese noted that Mbaka was never removed, contrary to reports in various quarters.

The Director of Communications, Enugu Diocese, Benjamin Achi, gave the explanation in a statement issued on Monday evening, titled “Fr. Mbaka: The True Position.”


Achi categorically stated that Fr. Mbaka was not removed from the Adoration Ministry, as many reports were suggesting.

Rather, according to Fr. Achi, since it was recommended that Fr. Mbaka took time away in solitude, in order to listen to what the Spirit of God had to tell him, he was allowed to propose a priest to administer, in the interim, to the faithful at the Adoration Ministry.

“With the approval of his Bishop, on Sunday, 2 October 2022, Fr. Mbaka introduced Fr. Anthony Amadi to the worshippers. Unfortunately, some people were still not pleased, and would prefer that Fr. Mbaka remains.

“What every true Christian, and especially every true Catholic, should do at this moment is to commit our dear brother and priest, Fr. Mbaka, to God in prayer so that he may, through this moment, encounter God specially, come out stronger and better in recognizing His will for him and gain more graces to channel those rare gifts for His glory and for the sanctification of the people of God and society at large.

“The church loves Fr. Mbaka and cherishes him as an illustrious son. May our Mother Mary, the Queen of all Apostles, intercede for him. Amen.”

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