Mbaka shuts Adoration Ministry, embarks on “private prayer retreat” [updated]
Fiery Enugu Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has shut down his Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN) for one-month of the Adoration Ministry and embarked on a “private prayer retreat”.
Rev. Fr. Mbaka, made the announcement in a statement Tuesday morning.
The statement reads: “Our Spiritual Director, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka wishes to inform his beloved adorers that he has embarked on a private prayer retreat that will end on 10th June 2021.
“Consequently, no ministry activities shall be held in the ministry ground pending his return.
“He directs that members of the ministry are to observe this period of his retreat as they used to do during the usual January breaks of the ministry, by praying at their homes, being charitable and fasting according to their ability. Adoration! Holy Spirit is our Power.”
It could be recalled that the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga had ordered him to embark on a one month prayer retreat to atone for the sins committed by his followers.
His followers had attacked the Enugu Diocese and vandalised church properties after Mbaka went “missing”.
The protesters embarked on a protest to the Bishop’s Court where they reportedly destroyed properties within the premises.
They were also said to have destroyed properties at the Holy Ghost Cathedral before he later appeared and took them away to New Haven where he addressed them.
Following the attack, the Bishop, Callistus Onaga declared a one week prayer for reparation over the incident.
The loquacious priest made headlines recently when he lashed out against President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to resign or risk impeachment.