Enugu, 04 October, 2022 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest who was sent on a month-long spiritual retreat last year in Enugu Diocese has not been removed or transferred from the Adoration Ministry he founded, a Catholic Priest has told AC Africa.
On October 3, various media outlets in Nigeria reported that Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka had been “removed” from the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria and sent to a monastery. The reports further indicated that the Local Ordinary of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Callistus Onaga, had appointed Fr Anthony Amadi to succeed Fr. Mbaka at the spiritual centre.
In a Tuesday, October 4 interview with ACI Africa, the Communications Director of the Diocese of Enugu, Fr. Benjamin Achi, said, “Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka was not removed or transferred from the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria.”
“Since it was recommended that Fr. Mbaka takes time away in solitude, in order to listen to what the Spirit of God has to tell him, he was allowed to propose a priest to administer, in the interim, to the faithful at the Adoration Ministry,” Fr. Achi said.
He added, “With the approval of his Bishop, on Sunday, 2 October 2022, Fr. Mbaka introduced Fr. Anthony Amadi to the worshippers.”