The Catholic church has banned Ejike Mbaka, non secular director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), from commenting on partisan politics.
In a letter to Mbaka, a copy of which was attained by TheCable, Callistus Onaga, Catholic bishop of Enugu diocese, also transformed the adoration ministry to chaplaincy.
As opposed to in the past exactly where Mbaka solely oversees the functions of the ministry as its spiritual director, earning it chaplaincy delivers it beneath the control of the Enugu diocese and gives the bishop the energy to appoint a chaplain to oversee its operations.
Although the bishop stated Mbaka nonetheless sales opportunities the chaplaincy, he extra that he (bishop) can appoint any ministerial officer “to help the chaplains to oversee the pastoral routines of the ministry.”
“There shall be no partisan politics either by way of active engagement or by prophetic naming of candidates for situation of ability,” he claimed.
The letter, which is dated June 3, includes the diocesan directives and tips for the conduct of the adoration ministry.
The directives were being announced just as Mbaka is set to resume functions of the ministry which was suspended next his a person-month personal retreat.
The priest went on the retreat following the controversies that trailed his current clash with the presidency.
He had demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari need to resign or be impeached around “bad governance”.
The presidency responded with an accusation that he is angry since his desire for govt contracts was rebuffed.
Mbaka admitted that he after reviewed the agreement with Buhari in the course of a assembly.
He, nonetheless, claimed he experienced long gone to “hand over” three foreign nationals who had explained, “they experienced the system to conclude insecurity in this place underneath 1 month”.
Mbaka’s short term absence amid the controversy triggered a violent protest through which his supporters ruined some of the church’s property at the bishop’s household.
The Catholic church declared one particular 7 days of prayer above the incident whilst the priest apologised for his issues.
“Even in all that I claimed, where I didn’t say it very well, I pray for forgiveness. I am on your (the worshippers) behalf, kneeling down for the church and I convey to the church, forgive,” he experienced explained.