Enugu, 07 October, 2022 / 10:20 am (ACI Africa).
The controversial Nigerian Priest who has been asked to go on a month-long spiritual retreat in Nigeria’s Enugu Diocese has said he is undertaking the journey in line with his vow of obedience as a Catholic Priest, to his Local Ordinary, Bishop Callistus Onaga, and to the Catholic Church.
In a Wednesday, October 5 video message Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka shared on his Facebook page, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria speaks to his followers, whom he describe as “fellow adorers”, urging them “to remain calm and be still”.
“I want to use this opportunity to bless you, encourage you as I depart to the monastery in obedient to my Bishop, His Lordship Callistus Onaga, I am going to the monastery under priestly obedience and I wish to encourage you fellow adorers to remain calm and be still,” Fr. Mbaka says.
“As a Catholic Priest under the vow of obedience, I must obey the Mother Church,” he further says, and adds, “I have to obey for the sake of Mother Church. I have to obey to save souls; I have to obey to shame the devil.”
He continues, “I believe that this journey to the monastery will bring out something fruitful from me, will bring out something significant, something good and glorious.”