Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, has publicly condemned the invasion by protesting youths and women of Bishop’s Court at Igboeze street Independence Layout and Holy Ghost Cathedral Enugu last Wednesday following rumours of his ‘disappearance’.
Members of the Adoration Ministry had marched around Enugu, last Wednesday, May 5, demanding the whereabouts of their pastor, Mbaka, who was feared to have been abducted
They marched from the Adoration ground in Emene, Enugu, to the Bishop’s Court at Igboeze Street, Independence Layout Enugu where they destroyed some parts of the building.
The protesters did not stop at that as they also headed for the Holy Ghost Cathedral where several church facilities were vandalized.
Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka has publicly apologised to the Catholic Church and Bishop Callistus Onaga for the unruly behaviour of his adherents in Enugu following rumours of his ‘disappearance’.
Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Mbaka, who kneeled down while celebrating mass at adoration ground on Sunday in Enugu, begged for forgiveness from Bishop Calistus Onaga and all Catholic Church worldwide over the unruly behaviour of his adherents.
He explained that no one was sent to destroy property of the bishop and the church, while warning his followers to be faithful to the church at all times.
He maintained that he neither had issues with Bishop Onaga nor the church, but alleged that some persons wanted to pit him against the church.
He, however, declared that he would obey the church as a priest.
“My bishop and I are not arguing, there is no dispute between us. A lot of people want to put conflict between us, but what’s inside of me won’t allow it to succeed,” Mbaka said.
“I do not fight the Catholic Church. It cannot happen. All I have is the church. I have worked in the church for more than 25 years. Why should I start fighting it?”
“I go on my knees and apologise to the Catholic Church for everything that happened. If I have said something wrong, please forgive me.”
He further instructed his followers to join in the one week prayer and fasting ordered by the bishop to seek God’s forgiveness for the desecration of the holy altar at Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu.